'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, Nov. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$12,122,181-30%3,654--$3,318$40,049,3391Disney
3Saw II$3,964,656-45%2,9490$1,344$60,120,9102Lionsgate
4The Legend of Zorro$2,692,728-39%3,5200$765$30,313,1912Sony / Columbia
5Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$1,281,990-41%2,617126$490$23,819,6153DreamWorks
7The Weather Man$682,050-47%1,5100$452$8,639,4052Paramount
8Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$654,974-31%2,278-657$288$52,826,2145DreamWorks
10North Country$540,850-45%2,211-344$245$15,650,5423Warner Bros.