'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 Mon, Oct. 30 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 30 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$2,593,537-66%3,167--$819$36,203,6841Lionsgate
2The Departed$723,790-71%2,951-54$245$91,824,1564Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$658,076-73%2,2810$289$29,440,9932Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$483,845-70%2,190314$221$20,407,3112Paramount / DreamWorks
5Man of the Year (2006)$262,380-76%2,626104$100$29,145,9603Universal
6Open Season (2006)$258,356-84%3,059-320$84$77,378,8785Sony / Columbia
8The Grudge 2$157,016-77%3,063-151$51$36,141,6763Sony / Columbia
9Catch a Fire$149,692-71%1,305--$115$2,177,9861Focus Features
10The Guardian (2006)$146,864-74%1,973-585$74$50,094,4515Disney