'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, Nov. 1 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 1 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw II$2,621,926-42%2,949--$889$38,872,2981Lionsgate
2The Legend of Zorro$981,339-20%3,520--$279$18,534,0661Sony / Columbia
4The Weather Man$385,7141%1,510--$255$5,017,0011Paramount
5Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$382,604-23%2,491484$154$18,255,5752DreamWorks
7North Country$356,9542%2,5550$140$12,817,3292Warner Bros.
8Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$225,111-33%2,935-537$77$50,256,7634DreamWorks