'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, Dec. 4 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 4 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$5,620,757-37%3,8580$1,457$229,269,1263Warner Bros.
2Aeon Flux$3,102,359-37%2,608--$1,190$12,661,6701Paramount
3Walk the Line$2,264,279-46%3,16022$717$68,299,3583Fox
4Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$2,124,059-45%3,2104$662$34,422,7982Paramount
5Chicken Little$1,289,879-38%3,021-454$427$124,119,3405Disney
6Just Friends$1,203,054-49%2,5050$480$21,116,9812New Line
7Pride & Prejudice (2005)$1,063,959-44%1,32728$802$22,410,1634Focus
8Rent$940,143-51%2,4374$386$23,745,1232Sony / Columbia
9Derailed$527,697-49%1,702-359$310$32,711,1014The Weinstein Company
10The Ice Harvest$416,258-42%1,5555$268$7,690,9202Focus