'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, Mar. 24 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 24 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1TMNT$9,487,0039%3,110--$3,050$18,228,8781Warner Bros.
2300$8,336,63539%3,28010$2,542$156,195,1083Warner Bros.
3Wild Hogs$6,518,72259%3,40141$1,917$120,084,6324Disney
5The Last Mimzy$4,365,68448%3,017--$1,447$7,313,0491New Line
6Premonition$4,215,66130%2,8310$1,489$29,538,7372Sony / Columbia
7The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)$3,607,847-7%2,447--$1,474$7,502,9691Fox Atomic
8Reign Over Me$3,180,17327%1,671--$1,903$5,691,1921Sony / Columbia
10Dead Silence$1,453,25026%1,8061$805$12,384,3052Universal