'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 Fri, Apr. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$4,777,395311%3,01590$1,585$31,969,5952Paramount / DreamWorks
2Fracture$3,677,336--2,443--$1,505$3,677,3361New Line
3Vacancy$2,801,520--2,551--$1,098$2,801,5201Sony / Screen Gems
4Blades of Glory$2,501,999228%3,459-8$723$95,776,8264Paramount / DreamWorks
5In the Land of Women$1,879,217--2,155--$872$1,879,2171Warner Bros.
6Meet the Robinsons$1,862,489194%3,003-235$620$76,989,9344Disney
7Are We Done Yet?$1,342,621251%2,94467$456$35,732,4633Sony / Columbia
8Perfect Stranger$1,254,759105%2,6610$472$15,223,5832Sony / Columbia
9Wild Hogs$836,907215%2,001-428$418$154,176,3738Disney
10300$642,83496%1,508-632$426$203,037,3627Warner Bros.