'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 Sun, Aug. 12 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Legacy$9,737,000-33%3,745--$2,600$38,142,8251Universal
2The Campaign$6,898,212-27%3,205--$2,152$26,588,4601Warner Bros.
3The Dark Knight Rises$5,539,206-29%3,690-552$1,501$389,588,2164Warner Bros.
4Hope Springs (2012)$3,871,298-37%2,361--$1,640$19,103,1781Sony / Columbia
5Total Recall (2012)$2,335,526-28%3,6010$649$44,101,4322Sony / Columbia
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$2,021,363-35%3,40110$594$30,356,1742Fox
7Ice Age: Continental Drift$1,752,119-33%3,103-439$565$143,694,9815Fox
8Ted (2012)$861,120-37%2,208-559$390$209,848,5857Universal
9Step Up Revolution$822,248-29%1,898-708$433$30,256,5803Lionsgate / Summit
10The Watch$645,304-27%2,463-705$262$31,396,0793Fox
11The Amazing Spider-Man$609,130-31%1,585-840$384$255,464,6776Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$354,619-17%800--$443$2,166,1591ARC Entertainment
2Beasts of the Southern Wild$206,692-33%286-32$723$7,160,1567Fox Searchlight
3Moonrise Kingdom$172,586-35%447-240$386$42,074,79212Focus
4Men in Black 3$148,015-29%295-31$502$177,549,43412Sony / Columbia
5Ruby Sparks$124,796-35%261197$478$1,240,6003Fox Searchlight
6Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$115,823-32%306-198$379$211,686,19910Paramount / DreamWorks
7Magic Mike$105,815-38%450-752$235$112,238,9497Warner Bros.
8The Intouchables$102,028-41%1940$526$9,298,84012Weinstein Company
9The Hunger Games$91,408-31%260-31$352$407,294,29221Lionsgate
10Snow White and the Huntsman$76,440-34%273-36$280$154,299,06011Universal
12Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$66,923-50%364-373$184$64,742,4957Lionsgate
13The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$46,783-36%184-46$254$45,375,33615Fox Searchlight
14Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$42,620-23%202-75$211$25,074,3076Paramount
16Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$27,017-28%130-35$208$37,179,4538Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$53,458-32%520$1,028$7,296,33517Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Safety Not Guaranteed$17,321-33%73-48$237$3,603,02510FilmDistrict
3Born to Be Wild 3D$15,352-36%330$465$20,469,73971Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Dark Shadows$7,830-11%45-87$174$79,711,67814Warner Bros.
5Easy Money (2012)$5,776-23%71$825$143,2575Weinstein Company
6Rock of Ages$4,384-51%57-88$77$38,509,3429Warner Bros. / New Line
7A Cat In Paris$2,174-22%12-2$181$287,70911GKIDS
8For Greater Glory$1,4773%10-24$148$5,669,08111ARC Entertainment
9Mirror Mirror$401-16%456$9$64,933,67020Relativity Media
10Soldiers of Fortune$202-36%2-48$101$38,8422Roadside Attractions