'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 Sun, Jul. 30 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 30 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Miami Vice$7,522,219-18%3,021--$2,490$25,723,0831Universal
2Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$6,251,991-25%3,834-299$1,631$358,486,7294Disney
3Monster House$3,570,701-21%3,5530$1,005$44,036,7182Sony / Columbia
4John Tucker Must Die$3,538,769-23%2,560--$1,382$14,276,8241Fox
5The Ant Bully$2,633,848-17%3,050--$864$8,433,5751Warner Bros.
6Lady in the Water$2,095,668-23%3,2350$648$32,201,1852Warner Bros.
7You, Me and Dupree$2,072,152-25%2,820-317$735$59,121,2003Universal
8Little Man$1,528,288-25%2,175-362$703$50,186,8473Sony / Columbia
9The Devil Wears Prada$1,360,327-27%1,778-470$765$106,558,9435Fox
10Clerks II$1,295,075-11%2,1500$602$18,537,2702MGM / Weinstein