'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, Aug. 1 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 1 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Simpsons Movie$6,406,550-15%3,922--$1,633$97,224,3471Fox
2Hairspray (2007)$2,440,304-8%3,1210$782$67,252,7762New Line
3I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$2,240,902-8%3,5016$640$79,001,1432Universal
4Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$2,166,809-6%4,005-280$541$249,358,1023Warner Bros.
5No Reservations$1,428,786-7%2,425--$589$16,129,8011Warner Bros.
6Transformers$1,359,147-4%3,349-413$406$288,974,1644Paramount / DreamWorks
8Live Free or Die Hard$646,432-3%2,271-456$285$127,401,9515Fox
9I Know Who Killed Me$356,868-11%1,320--$270$4,734,2871Sony / Columbia
10Who's Your Caddy?$228,273-6%1,019--$224$3,498,1821MGM / Weinstein