'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 Wed, Aug. 24 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 24 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$2,604,857-10%2,845--$916$29,944,0841Universal
2Red Eye$1,445,082-10%3,079--$469$20,940,5401DreamWorks
3Four Brothers$1,013,979-11%2,649116$383$46,535,4332Paramount
4Wedding Crashers$941,791-8%2,920-211$323$180,603,1676New Line
5The Skeleton Key$735,185-10%2,7743$265$32,819,0502Universal
6March of the Penguins$668,901-9%2,10239$318$50,544,6679Warner Independent
8Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$549,866-12%2,575-729$214$194,393,0886Warner Bros.
9The Dukes of Hazzard$541,365-14%3,404-381$159$70,864,1153Warner Bros.
10Sky High$422,967-15%2,145-662$197$52,239,6424Disney