'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, Jun. 6 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$26,062,046--3,173--$8,214$26,062,0461Fox
2Edge of Tomorrow$10,605,165--3,490--$3,039$10,605,1651Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$4,510,01773%3,639-362$1,239$178,911,2833Fox
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$2,260,79077%3,1602$715$25,250,7602Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$1,781,42876%3,110-391$573$180,874,4344Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$1,645,835115%2,674-265$615$134,246,3305Universal
8Blended$1,282,32079%2,928-627$438$33,741,2643Warner Bros.
9Chef$720,232191%1,298674$555$8,481,9275Open Road
10Million Dollar Arm$616,39568%1,643-686$375$30,141,4254Disney
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$549,11148%1,481-671$371$194,937,5076Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rio 2$225,71445%702-281$322$125,135,2799Fox
2Belle$221,02440%476-49$464$7,035,2916Fox Searchlight
3The Other Woman (2014)$156,61620%489-625$320$81,882,4357Fox
4Heaven is for Real$112,92322%446-276$253$88,525,5688Sony / TriStar
5Holiday (2014)$110,582--144--$768$110,5821Reliance Entertainment
6The LEGO Movie$86,545107%274-28$316$255,676,88518Warner Bros.
7The Grand Seduction$86,49572%10713$808$624,1092eOne Films US
8Divergent$77,97187%298-75$262$148,889,49512Lionsgate / Summit
9The Grand Budapest Hotel$67,95143%185-64$367$57,602,39414Fox Searchlight
10Moms' Night Out$52,49525%292-91$180$9,811,1415Sony / TriStar
11The Immigrant$51,90347%145-5$358$1,281,5324Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$50,76254%224-30$227$110,212,84314Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13God's Not Dead$49,154137%20045$246$59,921,83412Freestyle / Pure Flix
15The Railway Man$15,587-51%177-319$88$4,194,3949Weinstein Company
16Draft Day$14,39827%113-60$127$28,757,6979Lionsgate / Summit
17Transcendence$7,75816%105-23$74$22,964,8528Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Words and Pictures$79,897691%9885$815$333,9613Roadside Attractions
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,24215%390$1,211$2,583,05010Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$23,255-21%88-16$264$1,148,6355RADiUS-TWC
4Brick Mansions$21,546671%9954$218$20,064,5357Relativity Media
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$10,927-46%84-96$130$8,253,1895Clarius Entertainment
6Filmistaan$9,505--24--$396$9,5051UTV Motion Pictures
7A Haunted House 2$6,8897%44-30$157$17,295,4288Open Road
8Oculus$5,9378%47-36$126$27,631,1019Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$3,616-19%16-26$226$279,4675Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$70063%3-3$233$252,0107RADiUS-TWC
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$133-81%2-2$67$135,9538Rialto Pictures
12The Unknown Known$128--32$43$270,03410RADiUS-TWC
13Heropanti$53-94%3-8$18$62,0873UTV Motion Pictures