'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 Thu, Feb. 6 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$701,9200%2,867108$245$95,722,5903Universal
2That Awkward Moment$610,7788%2,809--$217$11,308,0351Focus
3Lone Survivor$592,5150%3,285123$180$107,286,2866Universal
4Frozen (2013)$536,215-7%2,754-3$195$361,764,62611Disney
5Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$467,268-2%2,907-480$161$40,869,4153Paramount
6Labor Day (2013)$407,1655%2,584--$158$6,942,3961Paramount
7American Hustle$381,8614%2,216-88$172$135,017,0808Sony / Columbia
8The Wolf of Wall Street$335,6420%1,607-197$209$105,313,8246Paramount
9The Nut Job$325,688-13%3,4720$94$51,272,6643Open Road
10August: Osage County$310,14010%2,319-92$134$32,809,1206Weinstein Company
11I, Frankenstein$270,517-7%2,7530$98$16,007,2932Lionsgate
12Gravity$221,1599%1,132-128$195$264,802,80018Warner Bros.
1312 Years a Slave$167,6747%1,172-59$143$46,531,27416Fox Searchlight
14Dallas Buyers Club$123,0240%1,052-58$117$23,072,48614Focus
15Saving Mr. Banks$107,0207%1,075-585$100$81,454,2188Disney
16Devil's Due$63,152-8%1,290-1254$49$15,084,6853Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nebraska$149,8589%875-93$171$14,240,06812Paramount Vantage
2Philomena$135,70513%56762$239$27,874,92211Weinstein Company
3Her (2013)$124,3962%803-522$155$21,732,8877Warner Bros.
4The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$110,2668%933-352$118$254,710,1788Warner Bros. / New Line
5The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$80,9244%822-229$98$421,750,78511Lionsgate
6The Legend Of Hercules$43,530-3%598-773$73$18,155,8074Lionsgate / Summit
7The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$32,26811%410-130$79$57,008,8296Fox
8Inside Llewyn Davis$30,4219%214-75$142$12,596,6349CBS Films
9Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$29,583-4%420-404$70$124,534,2657Paramount
10The Book Thief$25,96329%178-19$146$20,847,07213Fox
11Gimme Shelter (2014)$23,86118%347-38$69$1,280,1752Roadside Attractions
12Captain Phillips$19,8856%245-57$81$106,624,78117Sony / Columbia
1347 Ronin$14,005-5%174-65$80$38,362,4756Universal
14Walking With Dinosaurs$13,442-15%323-7$42$35,027,2157Fox
15Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$10,3544%220-22$47$119,151,92719Sony / Columbia
16Grudge Match$8,5190%241-3$35$29,376,7326Warner Bros.
17Last Vegas$8,28337%104-55$80$63,858,69014CBS Films
18Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$6,37115%16331$39$52,458,8448Lionsgate
19Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$6,061-11%150-377$40$32,316,3505Paramount
20Free Birds$3,5793%135-36$27$55,533,06714Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$15,167-2%2926$523$304,7372Roadside Attractions
2Knights of Badassdom$7,759158%11-2$705$81,6272eOne Films US
3Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$7,32463%77-25$95$8,165,41010Weinstein Company
4At Middleton$2,586-26%20--$129$46,4951Anchor Bay / Freestyle
5All Is Lost$1,37510%25-5$55$6,249,98916Roadside Attractions
6Lee Daniels' The Butler$1,279-3%52-49$25$116,629,48825Weinstein Company
7Out of the Furnace$9787%36-38$27$11,330,8499Relativity Media
8Love Is in the Air$46328%6--$77$6,5331Focus World