'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 Mon, Apr. 7 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 7 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$1,103,407-72%2,6535$416$47,874,6002Sony / Columbia
2Nim's Island$794,878-78%3,513--$226$14,005,0621Fox
4Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$630,078-76%3,571-255$176$131,704,7594Fox
5The Ruins$595,567-71%2,812--$212$8,599,3161Paramount / DreamWorks
6Superhero Movie$306,686-77%2,9655$103$17,208,4392MGM / Weinstein
7Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$235,161-73%1,554-462$151$37,900,7773Lionsgate
810,000 B.C.$228,608-72%2,335-720$98$89,580,2875Warner Bros.
9Drillbit Taylor$212,974-74%2,707-354$79$25,702,6063Paramount