'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, Oct. 2 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 2 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$2,785,674-37%3,2040$869$33,186,9012Warner Bros.
4A History of Violence$2,059,547-40%1,3401326$1,537$8,624,0342New Line
5Into the Blue$1,773,826-38%2,789--$636$7,057,8611Sony / Columbia
6Just Like Heaven$1,411,565-49%3,54334$398$38,422,9403DreamWorks
7The Exorcism of Emily Rose$1,050,309-47%3,004-41$350$68,501,6964Sony / Screen Gems
8The Greatest Game Ever Played$972,924-39%1,014--$959$3,657,7361Disney
9Roll Bounce$970,236-52%1,66136$584$12,676,6292Fox Searchlight
10The 40-Year-Old Virgin$731,493-50%2,152-429$340$101,407,6697Universal