'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. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Covenant$566,476-5%2,681--$211$10,012,3301Sony / Screen Gems
4The Protector (2006)$414,791-1%1,541--$269$5,869,1371The Weinstein Company
5The Illusionist (2006)$392,90413%1,362391$288$18,710,6414Yari Film Group
6Invincible (2006)$384,21815%2,98766$129$46,216,9983Disney
7Little Miss Sunshine$381,9558%1,560-42$245$42,235,1007Fox Searchlight
8The Wicker Man (2006)$311,9218%2,7840$112$18,035,0192Warner Bros.
9Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$215,75010%2,617-384$82$142,601,7746Sony / Columbia
10World Trade Center$193,850-43%2,674-228$72$67,680,6335Paramount