'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 Wed, Jun. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Omen (2006)$4,583,799-64%2,660--$1,723$17,217,2700Fox
2The Break-Up$3,375,731-15%3,070--$1,100$50,453,4051Universal
3X-Men: The Last Stand$2,471,862-18%3,71424$666$183,777,5172Fox
4Over the Hedge$1,983,3644%3,993-100$497$117,968,2173Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Da Vinci Code$1,643,609-11%3,7573$437$177,134,0373Sony / Columbia
6Mission: Impossible III$439,603-13%2,667-386$165$124,032,3965Paramount
7RV$332,2671%2,052-429$162$62,662,5996Sony / Columbia
8Poseidon$309,835-19%2,421-824$128$52,785,1904Warner Bros.
9See No Evil$126,679-51%1,083-187$117$12,993,9133Lionsgate