'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 Thu, Feb. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Final Destination 3$1,101,7471%2,880--$383$25,719,6571New Line
2The Pink Panther (2006)$1,061,37119%3,477--$305$25,685,1641Sony / Columbia
3Firewall$914,1030%2,840--$322$18,319,0401Warner Bros.
4Curious George$731,29416%2,566--$285$18,155,9381Universal
5When a Stranger Calls (2006)$457,42934%3,0045$152$36,277,1332Sony / Screen Gems
6Brokeback Mountain$405,6930%1,966-123$206$68,275,72610Focus
7Big Momma's House 2$348,68812%2,733-528$128$56,884,8833Fox
8Nanny McPhee$257,03320%2,1482$120$34,147,2723Universal
9Underworld: Evolution$223,109-2%1,835-1035$122$58,555,7354Sony / Screen Gems
10Something New$173,0286%1,2650$137$9,195,9882Focus