'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 Tue, Aug. 9 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 9 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dukes of Hazzard$3,659,812-12%3,785--$967$38,502,9621Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$2,223,6183%3,10676$716$148,032,6234New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,938,6674%3,702-73$524$173,222,8694Warner Bros.
4Sky High$1,410,5938%2,9127$484$34,727,9422Disney
5March of the Penguins$1,183,2609%1,8671089$634$28,683,3787Warner Independent
6Must Love Dogs$1,011,11610%2,5050$404$28,156,5642Warner Bros.
7Stealth$782,7874%3,4950$224$26,118,9992Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four$572,0653%2,339-405$245$145,119,9945Fox
9The Island (2005)$502,7194%2,138-1000$235$31,927,9053DreamWorks
10War of the Worlds$477,0865%1,940-384$246$225,532,1416Paramount