'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, Feb. 5 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 5 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Eye (2008)$640,226-13%2,436--$263$13,800,6201Lionsgate
327 Dresses$635,7959%2,976-98$214$58,464,5063Fox
4The Bucket List$559,6324%2,9150$192$68,647,8254Warner Bros.
5Juno$528,3981%2,47549$213$110,882,1966Fox Searchlight
6Untraceable$444,643-1%2,3680$188$20,023,9112Sony / Screen Gems
7There Will Be Blood$421,286-5%1,507622$280$21,901,9736Paramount Vantage
9Meet the Spartans$339,465-9%2,64338$128$29,257,0652Fox
10Over Her Dead Body$278,8924%1,977--$141$4,573,7961New Line