'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, Mar. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Failure to Launch$5,618,816-45%3,057--$1,838$24,411,7891Paramount
2The Shaggy Dog (2006)$4,926,149-32%3,501--$1,407$16,309,6311Disney
3The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$3,943,020-36%2,620--$1,505$15,708,0491Fox Searchlight
416 Blocks$1,956,633-40%2,7060$723$22,809,3382Warner Bros.
5Eight Below$1,625,260-34%2,970-152$547$66,567,6264Disney
6Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$1,375,697-51%1,812-382$759$55,703,9783Lionsgate
8Ultraviolet$1,051,543-33%2,5580$411$14,833,0832Sony / Screen Gems
9The Pink Panther (2006)$1,014,015-39%2,302-722$440$74,653,1335Sony / Columbia
10Curious George$815,419-17%1,942-648$420$52,583,8535Universal