'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 Sat, Mar. 4 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 4 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$6,119,02376%2,1940$2,789$44,700,7612Lionsgate
216 Blocks$5,116,77237%2,706--$1,891$8,849,6171Warner Bros.
3Eight Below$4,750,26586%3,12250$1,522$55,809,4083Disney
5The Pink Panther (2006)$3,274,98981%3,024-289$1,083$67,868,3554Sony / Columbia
6Date Movie$2,282,40630%2,603-295$877$39,612,2773Fox
7Dave Chappelle's Block Party$2,227,680-16%1,200--$1,856$4,880,6581Rogue
8Curious George$2,097,488125%2,590-19$810$47,812,1014Universal
9Firewall$1,755,09267%2,212-528$793$41,716,0384Warner Bros.
10Final Destination 3$1,395,99958%2,208-518$632$48,765,9684New Line