'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 Sun, Sep. 16 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 16 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Brave One$3,190,532-44%2,755--$1,158$13,471,5221Warner Bros.
23:10 to Yuma (2007)$2,316,622-40%2,66715$869$28,330,7202Lionsgate
3Mr. Woodcock$1,997,860-48%2,231--$895$8,761,4901New Line
4Dragon Wars: D-War$1,346,584-36%2,277--$591$5,042,3401Freestyle
5Superbad$1,227,119-45%2,910-159$422$111,240,5935Sony / Columbia
6Halloween (2007)$1,133,107-48%3,051-424$371$51,119,6503MGM / Weinstein
7The Bourne Ultimatum$861,711-57%2,611-399$330$216,168,7957Universal
8Rush Hour 3$819,633-48%2,208-482$371$133,146,1616New Line
9Balls of Fury$798,382-48%2,758-323$289$28,861,4373Rogue
10Shoot 'Em Up$727,343-31%2,1080$345$10,363,6492New Line