'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, Jun. 6 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 6 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Knocked Up$3,631,025-12%2,871--$1,265$42,878,1531Universal
2Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$3,478,268-8%4,3620$797$228,969,7182Disney
3Shrek the Third$2,501,771-3%4,109-63$609$263,644,3553Paramount / DreamWorks
4Mr. Brooks$881,779-11%2,453--$359$12,877,6101MGM
5Spider-Man 3$711,044-5%3,402-321$209$320,554,7365Sony / Columbia
628 Weeks Later$152,320-7%1,121-892$136$27,074,8174Fox Atomic
8Bug (2007)$146,041-4%1,6610$88$6,614,7062Lionsgate
9Disturbia$132,567-2%1,035-597$128$77,104,7628Paramount / DreamWorks