'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 Tue, Jun. 13 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 13 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Break-Up$2,199,283-3%3,0755$715$78,386,7202Universal
3X-Men: The Last Stand$1,534,076-8%3,680-34$417$205,445,6823Fox
4The Omen (2006)$1,325,059-18%2,72363$487$39,251,2701Fox
5Over the Hedge$1,120,800-1%3,527-466$318$132,473,9664Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Da Vinci Code$1,095,888-1%3,319-438$330$191,381,1854Sony / Columbia
7Mission: Impossible III$332,636-2%1,908-759$174$128,164,1346Paramount
8RV$254,5748%1,622-430$157$65,408,2337Sony / Columbia
9Poseidon$238,557-1%1,724-697$138$55,414,9195Warner Bros.