'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, Mar. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1TMNT$6,026,324-36%3,110--$1,938$24,255,2021Warner Bros.
2300$5,510,808-34%3,28010$1,680$161,705,9163Warner Bros.
4Wild Hogs$3,220,620-51%3,40141$947$123,305,2524Disney
5The Last Mimzy$2,714,481-38%3,017--$900$10,027,5301New Line
6The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)$2,183,247-39%2,447--$892$9,686,2161Fox Atomic
7Premonition$2,116,695-50%2,8310$748$31,655,4322Sony / Columbia
8Reign Over Me$1,769,510-44%1,671--$1,059$7,460,7021Sony / Columbia
9Dead Silence$830,839-43%1,8061$460$13,215,1442Universal