'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, Jan. 11 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 11 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bucket List$6,385,98421839%2,9112895$2,194$7,809,8531Warner Bros.
2First Sunday$6,157,430--2,213--$2,782$6,157,4301Sony / Screen Gems
3Juno$4,592,410235%2,448523$1,876$61,843,4283Fox Searchlight
4National Treasure: Book of Secrets$3,268,106185%3,377-385$968$179,083,0604Disney
5I Am Legend$2,553,840173%3,353-295$762$234,657,5735Warner Bros.
6One Missed Call$2,133,373369%2,2400$952$16,646,0182Warner Bros.
7Alvin and the Chipmunks$2,017,491301%3,384-78$596$180,653,5705Fox
8P.S. I Love You$1,625,485137%2,323-148$700$43,629,9934Warner Bros.
9Charlie Wilson's War$1,348,118100%2,408-186$560$56,571,1744Universal
10The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything$1,116,723--1,337--$835$1,116,7231Universal