'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, Oct. 11 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 11 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In Her Shoes$835,310-35%2,808--$297$12,132,2621Fox
2Two for the Money$717,865-35%2,391--$300$10,533,0421Universal
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$711,125-74%3,645--$195$19,475,2121DreamWorks
6A History of Violence$448,899-41%1,3400$335$17,603,1153New Line
8Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$318,377-65%3,004-200$106$43,356,4013Warner Bros.
9Into the Blue$318,148-45%2,7890$114$14,796,2592Sony / Columbia
10The Greatest Game Ever Played$234,158-63%1,810796$129$9,553,0872Disney