'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, Aug. 31 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 31 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Halloween (2007)$10,896,715--3,472--$3,138$10,896,7151MGM / Weinstein
2Superbad$3,466,730100%3,00254$1,155$80,302,0813Sony / Columbia
3Balls of Fury$3,429,878170%3,052--$1,124$6,392,1831Rogue
4The Bourne Ultimatum$2,599,146160%3,290-389$790$192,021,2265Universal
5Rush Hour 3$2,097,642181%3,008-400$697$113,965,3424New Line
6Mr. Bean's Holiday$1,553,447132%1,76551$880$14,555,7092Universal
7The Nanny Diaries$1,414,945135%2,6367$537$11,565,9902MGM / Weinstein
8Death Sentence$1,369,105--1,822--$751$1,369,1051Fox