'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, Sep. 19 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 19 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$895,635-3%1,76469$508$100,870,18922IFC Films
3One Hour Photo$539,180-9%1,2121041$445$17,116,1494Fox Searchlight
4City by the Sea$353,091-8%2,5750$137$18,233,5822Warner Bros.
7Stealing Harvard$253,860-4%2,366--$107$7,303,3461Sony / Columbia
8XXX$208,6802%2,771-317$75$136,303,4406Sony / Columbia
9Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$150,1070%2,493-328$60$78,186,2846Miramax / Dimension
10Austin Powers in Goldmember$112,316-4%1,811-291$62$209,702,4918New Line