'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, Oct. 16 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 16 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$1,408,050-18%2,011--$700$24,477,9681Lionsgate
2We Own the Night$952,9586%2,362--$403$12,675,2241Sony / Columbia
3Michael Clayton$904,88413%2,5112496$360$13,157,1512Warner Bros.
4The Heartbreak Kid$618,7757%3,2334$191$27,049,5702Paramount / DreamWorks
5Elizabeth: The Golden Age$509,3982%2,001--$255$7,165,2241Universal
6The Game Plan$445,377-16%3,12823$142$59,953,7403Disney
7The Kingdom$410,3943%2,83634$145$40,805,1273Universal
8Resident Evil: Extinction$221,709-5%2,249-599$99$48,518,5174Sony / Screen Gems
9Good Luck Chuck$193,0042%1,951-525$99$33,139,9984Lionsgate
103:10 to Yuma (2007)$174,3649%1,820-742$96$51,870,6386Lionsgate