'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 Sun, Aug. 21 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 21 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$6,372,232-20%2,845--$2,240$21,422,1601Universal
2Red Eye$4,115,027-32%3,079--$1,336$16,167,8351DreamWorks
3Four Brothers$3,831,003-23%2,649116$1,446$43,117,7262Paramount
4Wedding Crashers$2,182,501-36%2,920-211$747$177,661,7436New Line
5The Skeleton Key$2,135,522-32%2,7743$770$30,447,0782Universal
6March of the Penguins$2,018,485-25%2,10239$960$48,442,9349Warner Independent
8The Dukes of Hazzard$1,597,329-35%3,404-381$469$69,071,1103Warner Bros.
9Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,308,405-28%2,575-729$508$192,637,8016Warner Bros.
10Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo$1,158,103-21%3,1270$370$17,382,2992Sony / Columbia