'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 Tue, Sep. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Banger Sisters$932,82019%2,738--$341$11,757,4521Fox Searchlight
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$900,23331%1,85389$486$112,208,38223IFC Films
4The Four Feathers$539,1485%1,912--$282$7,912,0561Paramount
5Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$522,7372%2,705--$193$8,044,8311Warner Bros.
6One Hour Photo$383,09720%1,332120$288$22,450,3095Fox Searchlight
7Trapped$296,78318%2,227--$133$3,759,9301Sony / Columbia
10City by the Sea$183,02219%2,150-425$85$20,548,5023Warner Bros.