'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 Sun, Sep. 3 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 3 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$4,502,044-2%2,9214$1,541$34,790,6322Disney
3The Wicker Man (2006)$3,185,336-11%2,784--$1,144$9,610,6351Warner Bros.
4Little Miss Sunshine$2,833,252-4%1,602172$1,769$33,733,0806Fox Searchlight
5Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$2,268,380-3%3,001-369$756$136,771,8735Sony / Columbia
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,867,410-7%2,907-96$642$62,079,4065Paramount
7World Trade Center$1,800,3302%2,902-119$620$62,493,7804Paramount
9Step Up$1,574,820-9%2,553-94$617$57,386,8564Disney
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,485,6191%1,78685$832$412,882,2639Disney