'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, Dec. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pursuit of Happyness$2,856,149-1%2,852--$1,001$32,275,1941Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,599,56515%3,566--$449$14,454,3461Paramount
4The Holiday$1,203,6929%2,6144$460$27,434,5002Sony / Columbia
5Happy Feet$1,046,73713%3,335-315$314$151,224,9675Warner Bros.
7Blood Diamond$867,0359%1,9100$454$20,302,4612Warner Bros.
8The Nativity Story$784,33616%2,574-509$305$24,482,0693New Line
9Casino Royale (2006)$758,79210%2,437-724$311$138,951,2575Sony / Columbia
10Unaccompanied Minors$403,56627%2,7750$145$10,814,4362Warner Bros.