'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, Mar. 1 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 1 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$1,076,329-21%2,194--$491$34,097,4291Lionsgate
2Eight Below$739,518-14%3,0726$241$47,658,7202Disney
3The Pink Panther (2006)$432,595-11%3,313-164$131$62,280,4293Sony / Columbia
4Date Movie$398,473-11%2,8982$137$35,136,8732Fox
5Firewall$374,314-14%2,740-100$137$38,504,9163Warner Bros.
6Final Destination 3$358,038-11%2,726-154$131$46,123,9483New Line
7Curious George$326,362-13%2,60937$125$44,430,2343Universal
8Running Scared$274,631-13%1,611--$170$4,315,5851New Line
9Brokeback Mountain$250,5680%1,359-241$184$76,145,04912Focus
10Freedomland$219,127-11%2,3610$93$11,447,9952Sony / Columbia