'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, May. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$42,910,323224%4,362--$9,837$56,150,9961Disney
2Shrek the Third$14,213,875143%4,17250$3,407$164,553,3242Paramount / DreamWorks
3Spider-Man 3$3,800,930123%3,723-601$1,021$293,440,5534Sony / Columbia
4Bug (2007)$1,081,661--1,661--$651$1,081,6611Lionsgate
528 Weeks Later$702,22963%2,013-292$349$21,824,6363Fox Atomic
6Disturbia$548,253123%1,632-915$336$73,055,7217Paramount / DreamWorks
7Georgia Rule$476,42834%1,904-627$250$14,902,2383Universal