'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, Oct. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw IV$10,477,105-29%3,183--$3,292$25,233,0971Lionsgate
2Dan in Real Life$4,919,44718%1,921--$2,561$9,086,7611Disney
3The Game Plan$2,841,63855%3,34241$850$75,480,8635Disney
430 Days of Night$2,704,69820%2,8594$946$25,576,3202Sony / Columbia
5Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$2,676,26965%1,897-137$1,411$45,859,2473Lionsgate
6Michael Clayton$2,274,05545%2,5850$880$27,586,9254Warner Bros.
7Gone Baby Gone$1,654,26633%1,7130$966$10,315,2122Miramax
8The Comebacks$1,473,33721%2,8120$524$9,250,8382Fox Atomic
9We Own the Night$1,427,79733%2,40240$594$24,169,5753Sony / Columbia
10Rendition$1,007,50232%2,2500$448$7,224,0872New Line