'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 Fri, Jul. 4 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 4 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$18,527,8829%3,965--$4,673$59,802,4211Sony / Columbia
3Wanted (2008)$5,366,82216%3,18510$1,685$75,501,8252Universal
4Get Smart$3,027,16323%3,574-341$847$90,021,6733Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$2,005,8448%3,347-323$599$187,909,3895Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Incredible Hulk$1,262,91527%3,043-306$415$121,205,9504Universal
7Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$1,120,16346%2,192-364$511$303,772,5767Paramount
8Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$857,694-6%1,8431838$465$3,381,7943Picturehouse
9Sex and the City$622,086-3%1,275-480$488$143,133,1526Warner Bros. / New Line
10You Don't Mess with the Zohan$494,22016%1,731-416$286$93,285,0935Sony / Columbia