'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 Fri, Dec. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Golden Compass$8,723,529--3,528--$2,473$8,723,5291New Line
3This Christmas$1,455,144348%1,87921$774$39,215,5593Sony / Screen Gems
5No Country for Old Men$1,264,993184%1,324329$955$25,907,2455Miramax
6Fred Claus$1,262,704312%3,185-235$396$62,194,4045Warner Bros.
7August Rush$1,143,872216%2,3100$495$22,768,4663Warner Bros.
8Awake$1,124,774202%2,02321$556$8,540,4812MGM / Weinstein
10The Mist$788,407158%2,336-87$338$21,637,1073MGM / Weinstein