'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 Fri, Aug. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snakes on a Plane$4,961,029254%3,555--$1,396$6,361,5051New Line
2Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$4,162,63488%3,741-66$1,113$104,746,3663Sony / Columbia
4Step Up$3,452,68382%2,639172$1,308$33,034,2372Disney
5World Trade Center$3,182,88298%2,99841$1,062$37,387,8522Paramount
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$2,045,80395%3,227-84$634$40,552,0893Paramount
7Material Girls$1,722,131--1,509--$1,141$1,722,1311MGM
8Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,385,30466%2,277-664$608$397,425,3667Disney
9Pulse (2006)$1,143,45185%2,3230$492$12,321,0872Weinstein / Dimension
10The Descent$724,52445%1,720-375$421$20,606,4443Lionsgate