'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, Dec. 11 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 11 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Golden Compass$1,672,736-4%3,528--$474$29,207,3781New Line
4No Country for Old Men$476,60110%1,324329$360$29,672,2865Miramax
6Fred Claus$303,47117%3,185-235$95$66,101,9255Warner Bros.
7August Rush$301,75311%2,3100$131$25,708,8603Warner Bros.
8Awake$294,9532%2,02321$146$11,327,1482MGM / Weinstein
9This Christmas$271,2101%1,87921$144$43,260,2703Sony / Screen Gems
10American Gangster$244,1554%2,132-567$115$126,035,9066Universal