'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 Sat, Jun. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Break-Up$8,241,17521%3,0755$2,680$68,652,7422Universal
3X-Men: The Last Stand$6,699,24435%3,680-34$1,820$197,827,0833Fox
4The Omen (2006)$6,118,8518%2,723--$2,247$32,047,5481Fox
5The Da Vinci Code$4,507,71648%3,319-438$1,358$186,284,0184Sony / Columbia
6Over the Hedge$4,289,96546%3,527-466$1,216$127,229,4634Paramount / DreamWorks
7Mission: Impossible III$1,299,52045%1,908-759$681$126,665,6016Paramount
8RV$812,60746%1,622-559$501$64,377,1527Sony / Columbia
9Poseidon$766,56339%1,724-996$445$54,418,0765Warner Bros.