'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, Feb. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Eye (2008)$4,936,441--2,436--$2,026$4,936,4411Lionsgate
227 Dresses$2,750,283197%2,976-98$924$51,464,5583Fox
3Meet the Spartans$2,421,844346%2,64338$916$23,627,4432Fox
5Juno$2,174,733222%2,47549$879$104,991,2886Fox Searchlight
6The Bucket List$2,035,147201%2,9150$698$62,858,5674Warner Bros.
7Untraceable$1,673,425174%2,3680$707$15,725,8622Sony / Screen Gems
9There Will Be Blood$1,402,501264%1,507622$931$17,787,9716Paramount Vantage
10Over Her Dead Body$1,376,180--1,977--$696$1,376,1801New Line