'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, Jul. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Simpsons Movie$30,758,980--3,922--$7,843$30,758,9801Fox
2I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$6,196,01262%3,5016$1,770$58,745,9982Universal
3Hairspray (2007)$5,196,84043%3,1210$1,665$48,957,0622New Line
4Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$5,065,52837%4,005-280$1,265$229,771,4073Warner Bros.
5No Reservations$3,997,579--2,425--$1,648$3,997,5791Warner Bros.
6Transformers$3,300,85743%3,349-413$986$276,335,6294Paramount / DreamWorks
8Live Free or Die Hard$1,641,70098%2,271-456$723$121,421,4265Fox
9I Know Who Killed Me$1,327,650--1,320--$1,006$1,327,6501Sony / Columbia
10Who's Your Caddy?$952,960--1,019--$935$952,9601MGM / Weinstein