'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 Sat, Sep. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Forgotten$8,627,25513%3,104--$2,779$16,247,1991Sony / Columbia
2Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$2,957,00151%3,1700$933$23,768,4262Paramount
3Mr. 3000$2,353,15757%2,7360$860$14,177,8662Disney
4Resident Evil: Apocalypse$1,744,88852%2,836-448$615$42,322,9943Sony / Screen Gems
5First Daughter$1,708,07630%2,260--$756$3,026,0821Fox
6Cellular$1,642,00147%2,76314$594$24,179,9813New Line
8Without a Paddle$1,111,68859%2,319-291$479$52,941,6516Paramount
9Hero (2002)$1,052,90473%1,713-213$615$48,656,2775Miramax
10Napoleon Dynamite$814,78938%1,0240$796$35,314,31216Fox Searchlight