'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 Fri, Mar. 24 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 24 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Man$9,440,663--2,818--$3,350$9,440,6631Universal
2Stay Alive$4,172,965--2,009--$2,077$4,172,9651Disney
3V for Vendetta$3,859,036104%3,3650$1,147$37,727,9952Warner Bros.
4Failure to Launch$3,417,087165%3,20285$1,067$56,494,9773Paramount
5Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector$2,377,084--1,710--$1,390$2,377,0841Lionsgate
6She's the Man$2,355,854283%2,6318$895$15,405,4982Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Shaggy Dog (2006)$2,277,879179%3,421-80$666$41,065,7363Disney
8The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$1,395,191131%2,461-160$567$32,726,7433Fox Searchlight
9Eight Below$748,863107%2,101-502$356$75,171,7306Disney
1016 Blocks$636,87451%2,066-600$308$32,482,0704Warner Bros.