'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 Sat, Aug. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$6,675,81018%2,9480$2,265$62,918,2552Sony / Columbia
2The Bourne Ultimatum$5,444,99447%3,679-22$1,480$181,943,2224Universal
3Rush Hour 3$4,988,76342%3,408-370$1,464$105,274,9593New Line
4Mr. Bean's Holiday$3,925,64620%1,714--$2,290$7,191,4411Universal
6The Nanny Diaries$2,889,6577%2,629--$1,099$5,587,5681MGM / Weinstein
7The Simpsons Movie$1,821,82444%2,600-562$701$172,121,3585Fox
9Hairspray (2007)$1,403,36139%2,016-373$696$106,432,3716New Line
10The Invasion$1,271,76230%2,7760$458$10,631,4292Warner Bros.