'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 Thu, Jun. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Knocked Up$3,345,421-8%2,871--$1,165$46,223,5741Universal
2Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$3,327,484-4%4,3620$763$232,297,2022Disney
3Shrek the Third$2,501,6420%4,109-63$609$266,145,9973Paramount / DreamWorks
4Mr. Brooks$805,830-9%2,453--$329$13,683,4401MGM
5Spider-Man 3$721,9192%3,402-321$212$321,276,6555Sony / Columbia
728 Weeks Later$143,826-6%1,121-892$128$27,218,6434Fox Atomic
8Disturbia$139,1515%1,035-597$134$77,243,9138Paramount / DreamWorks
9Bug (2007)$130,679-11%1,6610$79$6,745,3852Lionsgate