'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 Thu, Jun. 29 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 29 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$11,021,784-37%3,915--$2,815$32,059,8470Warner Bros.
2Click$3,915,343-4%3,749--$1,044$58,516,5851Sony / Columbia
4Nacho Libre$1,177,932-2%3,08313$382$58,774,9352Paramount
5The Lake House$1,061,1741%2,6450$401$34,229,8632Warner Bros.
6The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$841,837-2%2,851-176$295$47,236,7732Universal
7The Break-Up$645,6470%2,302-844$280$107,237,9684Universal
8Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$644,887-11%2,672-274$241$19,515,0802Fox
9Waist Deep$488,728-6%1,004--$487$11,861,7611Rogue
10The Da Vinci Code$418,4571%1,607-806$260$207,494,3246Sony / Columbia