'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 Fri, Oct. 21 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 21 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$2,743,050--2,007--$1,367$2,743,0501DreamWorks
3Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,167,238241%3,472-184$624$37,503,1433DreamWorks
4The Fog (2005)$2,159,867243%2,9720$727$16,408,6822Sony / Columbia
5North Country$2,012,655--2,555--$788$2,012,6551Warner Bros.
8In Her Shoes$1,189,401104%2,237-603$532$23,483,8233Fox
9A History of Violence$844,615167%1,308-40$646$24,209,0315New Line
10Two for the Money$761,72087%1,693-704$450$19,047,8853Universal