'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, Apr. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Death at a Funeral (2010)$5,547,092--2,459--$2,256$5,547,0921Sony / Screen Gems
3Date Night$5,485,103249%3,3806$1,623$37,431,8642Fox
4How to Train Your Dragon$4,404,260248%3,825-182$1,151$143,022,0064Paramount / DreamWorks
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$4,242,889163%3,753-49$1,131$121,457,6183Warner Bros.
6The Last Song$1,909,338306%2,76793$690$46,134,2773Disney
7Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$1,240,536157%1,859-296$667$51,943,4503Lionsgate
8Hot Tub Time Machine$1,049,174122%2,308-303$455$40,011,4594MGM
9The Bounty Hunter$990,664210%2,475-426$400$58,164,3795Sony / Columbia
10Alice in Wonderland (2010)$926,109161%2,024-506$458$321,400,9687Disney