'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 Mon, May. 1 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 1 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1United 93$969,871-68%1,795--$540$12,446,9421Universal
2RV$888,262-80%3,639--$244$17,302,9031Sony / Columbia
3Silent Hill$744,083-69%2,9326$254$35,011,9682Sony / Columbia
4The Sentinel$524,912-72%2,85132$184$26,251,0392Fox
5Scary Movie 4$467,620-75%3,418-256$137$78,634,8973Weinstein / Dimension
6Stick It$462,277-80%2,038--$227$11,265,2821Disney
7Ice Age: The Meltdown$370,189-83%3,122-418$119$178,232,0185Fox
8Akeelah and the Bee$323,450-80%2,195--$147$6,335,5561Lionsgate
9The Wild$227,412-86%2,605-249$87$28,738,3033Disney
10The Benchwarmers$221,204-80%2,695-399$82$52,985,6174Sony / Columbia