'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, Jun. 19 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 19 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Proposal$12,727,902--3,056--$4,165$12,727,9021Disney
2Year One$8,455,030--3,022--$2,798$8,455,0301Sony / Columbia
3The Hangover$8,411,44062%3,545190$2,373$134,478,1603Warner Bros.
5The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$3,201,88765%3,0773$1,041$35,234,2272Sony / Columbia
6Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,129,01352%2,962-403$719$150,781,7785Fox
7Land of the Lost$1,237,8935%2,945-589$420$40,937,6273Universal
8Star Trek$1,232,54964%2,307-331$534$235,977,7637Paramount
9Imagine That$970,01441%3,0113$322$9,221,6172Paramount
10Terminator Salvation$863,65436%1,920-730$450$117,310,5185Warner Bros.