'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 Sat, Jun. 14 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 14 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredible Hulk$18,383,432-14%3,505--$5,245$39,851,8361Universal
2Kung Fu Panda$13,030,85530%4,13622$3,151$106,744,5572Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Happening$10,336,272-21%2,986--$3,462$23,427,5731Fox
4You Don't Mess with the Zohan$6,307,21215%3,4664$1,820$64,189,9322Sony / Columbia
5Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$5,620,50550%3,804-386$1,478$271,153,8904Paramount
6Sex and the City$4,046,46113%3,155-170$1,283$117,370,8593Warner Bros. / New Line
7Iron Man$2,119,83645%2,403-528$882$295,884,0997Paramount
8The Strangers$1,542,2245%2,410-67$640$44,274,3833Universal / Rogue
9The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$1,202,94435%2,308-757$521$130,835,7805Disney
10What Happens in Vegas$691,67416%1,422-944$486$75,373,6766Fox