'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, Jun. 29 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 29 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Live Free or Die Hard$10,512,80778%3,408--$3,085$25,539,9401Fox
3Evan Almighty$5,072,86451%3,63632$1,395$50,607,2242Universal
41408$3,659,22684%2,73355$1,339$33,440,5842MGM / Weinstein
5Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$2,807,02749%3,424-539$820$108,606,8693Fox
6Knocked Up$2,305,50577%2,665-310$865$117,296,1245Universal
7Ocean's Thirteen$1,889,97178%2,903-547$651$97,929,5264Warner Bros.
8Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,497,06266%2,162-640$692$292,240,6176Disney
9Shrek the Third$861,0715%2,066-756$417$311,929,2377Paramount / DreamWorks
10Surf's Up$822,475-20%2,503-806$329$52,131,3484Sony / Columbia