'Guardians of the Galaxy' Returns to First Place with $2.6 Million on Wednesday; 'Turtles' Adds $2.4 MillionAugust 21, 2014 06:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy pushed across the $230 million threshold yesterday with a 46 percent Wednesday-to-Wednesday decline for $2.6 million. The eventual summer box office champion has earned $231.7 million through 20 days of release, or 12 percent more than Captain America: The Winter Soldier and 8 percent more than Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Paramount reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added $2.41 million on Wednesday, down 53 percent from the same day last week. That gives the reboot a 13-day domestic haul of $126.5 million--19 percent ahead of where G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stood at the same point five years ago.

Fox's Let's Be Cops earned $1.77 million on Wednesday, down 66 percent from its opening day one week ago. The comedy has tallied $32.6 million to date and trails the pace of 2008's Pineapple Express by 36 percent.

The Giver took in $1.12 million on Wednesday, pushing its 6-day haul up to $16.3 million. The young adult adaptation is running 20 percent ahead of the pace of The Host.

Rounding out the top five, The Expendables 3 posted $1.085 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day domestic cume of $19.9 million. Unfortunately, the three-quel trails the pace of its predecessor by 46 percent at the same point in the release cycle.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jul. 16 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 16 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$19,351,311-7%3,770--$5,133$40,065,5821Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$12,290,18418%2,925--$4,202$22,737,5241New Line
3Fantastic Four$8,979,72633%3,61917$2,481$93,138,1852Fox
4War of the Worlds$6,234,38842%3,724-186$1,674$187,823,7483Paramount
5Batman Begins$2,449,16040%2,810-534$872$181,302,7135Warner Bros.
6Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$2,171,96838%2,370-411$916$166,789,6726Fox
7Dark Water$1,764,97017%2,6570$664$17,549,0272Disney
8Herbie: Fully Loaded$1,433,47932%2,481-521$578$54,864,8824Disney
9Bewitched$1,001,53124%2,290-724$437$56,282,8274Sony / Columbia