'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 Sun, Dec. 30 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 30 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$10,738,097-15%3,8320$2,802$124,076,2212Disney
2I Am Legend$8,244,105-17%3,63616$2,267$194,490,3613Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks$8,223,183-22%3,484-15$2,360$141,400,8723Fox
4Charlie Wilson's War$3,708,027-15%2,5750$1,440$34,750,3812Universal
5Juno$3,609,316-2%1,019715$3,542$26,017,6811Fox Searchlight
6Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$3,110,050-13%2,611--$1,191$26,888,5171Fox
7P.S. I Love You$2,983,272-9%2,46410$1,211$23,587,1332Warner Bros.
8The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$2,749,081-16%2,772--$992$16,796,2461Sony / Columbia
9Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$2,702,592-5%1,2490$2,164$26,915,4192Paramount / DreamWorks