'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 Mon, Apr. 19 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 19 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2How to Train Your Dragon$1,206,268-80%3,825-182$315$159,457,3344Paramount / DreamWorks
3Death at a Funeral (2010)$1,154,850-72%2,459--$470$17,372,3901Sony / Screen Gems
4Clash of the Titans (2010)$1,068,329-75%3,753-49$285$133,668,5493Warner Bros.
5Date Night$1,001,309-72%3,3806$296$49,668,1082Fox
6The Last Song$352,216-75%2,76793$127$50,540,0713Disney
7Hot Tub Time Machine$311,427-66%2,308-303$135$42,764,1834MGM
8Alice in Wonderland (2010)$281,373-73%2,024-506$139$324,412,6747Disney
9Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$270,529-72%1,859-296$146$55,072,3413Lionsgate
10The Bounty Hunter$208,845-69%2,475-426$84$60,466,5805Sony / Columbia