'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. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$8,850,45894%3,5768$2,475$108,581,9332Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$7,106,79450%3,853173$1,844$153,222,0833Disney
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$6,554,034160%3,056--$2,145$21,959,4191Sony / Columbia
4Rumor Has It$3,473,901--2,815--$1,234$3,473,9011Warner Bros.
5Cheaper by the Dozen 2$3,447,40876%3,175--$1,086$14,591,6081Fox
6Wolf Creek$2,805,020--1,749--$1,604$2,805,0201Weinstein / Dimension
7The Family Stone$2,760,70993%2,4693$1,118$25,762,5132Fox
8Memoirs of a Geisha$2,619,52177%1,5471495$1,693$9,841,5591Sony / Columbia
9The Ringer$2,123,801223%1,829--$1,161$5,158,6621Fox Searchlight
10Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,308,64131%2,521-664$519$260,635,8306Warner Bros.