'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, Sep. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
13:10 to Yuma (2007)$1,275,354-14%2,652--$481$18,158,6231Lionsgate
2Superbad$721,803-8%3,06967$235$105,408,7564Sony / Columbia
3Halloween (2007)$600,651-10%3,4753$173$45,653,7802MGM / Weinstein
4Shoot 'Em Up$479,683-16%2,108--$228$7,299,1831New Line
5The Bourne Ultimatum$421,307-10%3,081-209$137$211,590,8786Universal
6Balls of Fury$321,3712%3,08129$104$25,160,4502Rogue
7Rush Hour 3$276,533-1%2,690-318$103$129,521,1825New Line
8The Nanny Diaries$229,049-2%2,444-192$94$21,541,1623MGM / Weinstein
9Death Sentence$174,029-11%1,8231$95$8,523,2282Fox
10Mr. Bean's Holiday$168,8150%1,77813$95$25,571,7803Universal