'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 Sun, Jun. 10 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 10 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Thirteen$9,040,913-35%3,565--$2,536$36,133,9071Warner Bros.
2Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$6,041,804-32%4,002-360$1,510$253,441,3283Disney
3Knocked Up$5,608,449-28%2,8765$1,950$65,866,4482Universal
4Surf's Up$4,999,462-27%3,528--$1,417$17,639,1901Sony / Columbia
5Shrek the Third$4,411,444-32%3,925-184$1,124$281,462,7734Paramount / DreamWorks
6Hostel Part II$2,007,764-29%2,350--$854$8,204,9851Lionsgate
7Mr. Brooks$1,397,839-32%2,4530$570$18,595,4722MGM
8Spider-Man 3$1,180,073-37%2,570-832$459$325,581,1916Sony / Columbia