'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. 15 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 15 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible III$1,875,972-74%4,0595$462$86,977,5242Paramount
2Poseidon$1,564,231-76%3,555--$440$23,721,9581Warner Bros.
3RV$516,923-86%3,536-115$146$43,786,5043Sony / Columbia
4Just My Luck$359,393-75%2,541--$141$6,051,6041Fox
5United 93$337,667-67%1,87152$180$25,892,6213Universal
6An American Haunting$326,450-64%1,70328$192$11,144,2112Freestyle
7Silent Hill$226,231-60%1,888-668$120$44,714,7754Sony / Columbia
8Ice Age: The Meltdown$192,570-84%1,879-547$102$187,762,5477Fox
9Stick It$183,934-74%2,009-35$92$22,329,7123Disney
10Akeelah and the Bee$170,789-82%1,176-1019$145$14,180,1083Lionsgate