'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 Wed, Dec. 26 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 26 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$12,441,872-9%3,832--$3,247$77,885,9101Disney
2I Am Legend$8,721,356-11%3,62014$2,409$159,673,2502Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks$8,377,12539%3,49924$2,394$102,850,3032Fox
4Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$4,372,482-54%2,563--$1,706$13,887,9740Fox
5Charlie Wilson's War$3,720,627-14%2,575--$1,445$19,673,1681Universal
6Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$2,747,403-13%1,249--$2,200$16,383,5911Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$2,546,4127%2,772--$919$4,931,8030Sony / Columbia
8P.S. I Love You$2,541,85622%2,454--$1,036$11,825,3091Warner Bros.
9The Great Debaters$2,036,044-44%1,164--$1,749$5,675,1320MGM / Weinstein