'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. 16 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 16 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Apocalypse$1,211,931-2%3,284--$369$28,375,5431Sony / Screen Gems
2Cellular$721,079-2%2,749--$262$12,918,4511New Line
3Hero (2002)$425,1166%2,17583$195$43,259,5963Miramax
4Without a Paddle$339,1499%2,754-2$123$46,694,5424Paramount
7The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$252,16056%2,452-687$103$89,953,8175Disney
8Vanity Fair$246,2364%1,0543$234$12,021,5032Focus
9Wicker Park$236,1200%2,5980$91$11,289,5532MGM
10The Bourne Supremacy$216,5997%1,494-223$145$168,625,5708Universal