'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 Mon, Jan. 1 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 1 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$11,464,83221%3,76880$3,043$127,289,4192Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$6,098,04423%2,8707$2,125$104,506,2393Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$3,267,50217%3,74517$872$55,801,7573Paramount
4The Good Shepherd$3,239,8676%2,2183$1,461$38,304,1772Universal
5Rocky Balboa$3,206,98832%3,0192$1,062$51,148,7012MGM
7Happy Feet$2,358,75420%2,5650$920$178,335,9567Warner Bros.
8We Are Marshall$2,343,8469%2,6060$899$26,373,7242Warner Bros.
9The Holiday$2,119,77625%2,69863$786$52,151,6344Sony / Columbia
10Blood Diamond$1,868,06847%1,9200$973$37,592,5844Warner Bros.