'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 Wed, May. 9 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 9 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$6,717,302-16%4,252--$1,580$176,161,2941Sony / Columbia
2Disturbia$366,939-3%3,13285$117$61,115,1434Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fracture$346,679-1%2,365-78$147$27,750,7113New Line
5Hot Fuzz$246,8181%1,266-6$195$17,037,7403Rogue
6Lucky You$235,706-3%2,525--$93$3,406,1771Warner Bros.
7The Invisible$215,7950%2,0190$107$13,119,7702Disney
8Blades of Glory$175,9714%2,113-943$83$112,251,3626Paramount / DreamWorks
9Meet the Robinsons$145,85710%2,107-354$69$92,342,8616Disney
10The Condemned (2007)$140,919-4%2,3100$61$6,625,5782Lionsgate