'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 Tue, Aug. 14 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 14 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour 3$4,493,180-14%3,778--$1,189$58,822,3281New Line
2The Bourne Ultimatum$3,336,487-6%3,68626$905$138,444,1692Universal
3The Simpsons Movie$1,575,302-1%3,552-374$443$155,557,0213Fox
5Hairspray (2007)$1,075,3907%2,805-310$383$94,236,5834New Line
7I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$782,0600%2,799-490$279$105,348,2504Universal
8Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$772,610-1%2,585-540$299$273,603,7985Warner Bros.
9No Reservations$558,89411%2,053-372$272$33,084,4703Warner Bros.
10Daddy Day Camp$546,97516%2,332--$235$5,903,5391Sony / TriStar