'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, Sep. 3 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 3 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$2,366,754118%2,09261$1,131$26,088,1992Miramax
2Without a Paddle$1,864,265185%2,75626$676$32,703,8823Paramount
4Wicker Park$1,741,788--2,598--$670$1,741,7881MGM
5Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$1,695,735175%2,9050$584$17,548,3202Sony / Screen Gems
6The Cookout$1,526,223--1,303--$1,171$1,526,2231Lionsgate
7The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$1,371,640133%3,139-192$437$79,334,3604Disney
8Vanity Fair$1,350,722151%1,051--$1,285$2,487,6151Focus
10The Bourne Supremacy$1,021,725159%1,717-362$595$160,471,7307Universal