'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. 21 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 21 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$878,788-5%3,170--$277$17,384,2891Paramount
2Resident Evil: Apocalypse$648,5031%3,2840$197$38,323,2622Sony / Screen Gems
4Cellular$462,68712%2,7490$168$20,588,9462New Line
5Mr. 3000$426,8900%2,736--$156$9,532,2191Disney
6Hero (2002)$242,39811%1,926-249$126$46,558,5874Miramax
7Without a Paddle$216,83715%2,610-144$83$50,730,9345Paramount
9The Bourne Supremacy$142,33616%1,236-258$115$170,708,7719Universal
10Napoleon Dynamite$136,903-9%1,024103$134$33,626,77715Fox Searchlight