'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, Apr. 10 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 10 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Clash of the Titans (2010)$11,041,74832%3,80225$2,904$102,970,6032Warner Bros.
2Date Night$10,606,89516%3,374--$3,144$19,776,9601Fox
3How to Train Your Dragon$10,523,32048%4,007-53$2,626$126,198,5383Paramount / DreamWorks
4Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$4,894,45737%2,1550$2,271$45,985,7752Lionsgate
5The Last Song$4,103,99713%2,6741$1,535$40,145,9792Disney
6Alice in Wonderland (2010)$2,262,37839%2,530-450$894$317,601,1896Disney
7Hot Tub Time Machine$2,206,99623%2,611-160$845$35,540,3613MGM
8The Bounty Hunter$1,848,31328%2,901-217$637$54,993,5974Sony / Columbia
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid$1,649,57625%2,453-389$672$52,628,2734Fox