'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, Jun. 9 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 9 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kung Fu Panda$6,316,151-63%4,114--$1,535$66,554,7921Paramount / DreamWorks
2You Don't Mess with the Zohan$4,211,628-57%3,462--$1,217$42,742,8331Sony / Columbia
3Sex and the City$2,618,560-56%3,32540$788$101,794,6232Warner Bros. / New Line
4Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$2,334,028-65%4,190-74$557$255,346,9683Paramount
5The Strangers$1,163,117-52%2,47711$470$38,462,0852Universal / Rogue
6Iron Man$893,717-58%2,931-719$305$289,743,1526Paramount
7The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$703,183-59%3,065-736$229$126,678,9164Disney
8What Happens in Vegas$454,340-49%2,366-720$192$72,722,1495Fox