'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. 21 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 21 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Smart$14,372,3718%3,911--$3,675$27,737,3931Warner Bros.
2The Incredible Hulk$8,559,36128%3,5083$2,440$90,143,6102Universal
3Kung Fu Panda$8,557,67637%4,053-83$2,111$148,717,4813Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Love Guru$4,738,343-11%3,012--$1,573$10,070,7281Paramount
5The Happening$3,984,90022%2,9860$1,335$47,521,8522Fox
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$3,539,94751%3,171-633$1,116$288,309,6925Paramount
7You Don't Mess with the Zohan$2,888,92425%3,278-188$881$82,053,5893Sony / Columbia
8Sex and the City$2,484,37819%2,442-713$1,017$130,483,0184Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man$1,644,89446%1,912-491$860$303,562,3248Paramount
10The Strangers$820,57220%1,578-832$520$49,143,1884Universal / Rogue