'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 Wed, Dec. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,122,630-3%3,8580$291$232,685,3793Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$719,223-10%3,16022$228$70,534,7033Fox
3Aeon Flux$678,384-14%2,608--$260$15,012,8551Paramount
4Pride & Prejudice (2005)$369,740-5%1,32728$279$23,524,2044Focus
5Just Friends$360,283-5%2,5050$144$22,214,1392New Line
6Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$323,651-3%3,2104$101$35,398,1632Paramount
7Rent$293,700-6%2,4374$121$24,630,2462Sony / Columbia
8Chicken Little$207,060-5%3,021-454$69$124,734,0415Disney
9Derailed$189,483-3%1,702-359$111$33,266,4494The Weinstein Company
10The Ice Harvest$157,191-6%1,5555$101$8,168,3472Focus