'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 Mon, Oct. 29 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 29 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw IV$2,085,694-68%3,183--$655$33,842,6511Lionsgate
2Dan in Real Life$758,681-72%1,921--$395$12,567,4431Disney
330 Days of Night$629,207-67%2,8594$220$28,108,7692Sony / Columbia
4Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$353,313-74%1,897-137$186$47,556,7073Lionsgate
5Michael Clayton$344,309-68%2,5850$133$29,011,6904Warner Bros.
6The Game Plan$306,301-79%3,34241$92$77,245,6735Disney
7We Own the Night$302,855-66%2,40240$126$25,368,6083Sony / Columbia
8Gone Baby Gone$299,165-67%1,7130$175$11,531,2312Miramax
9Rendition$196,831-67%2,2500$87$8,022,1272New Line
10The Heartbreak Kid$151,816-67%2,003-779$76$35,290,8414Paramount / DreamWorks