'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 Wed, Apr. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Street Kings$769,358-17%2,467--$312$15,160,7751Fox Searchlight
221$660,937-7%2,73683$242$63,824,7823Sony / Columbia
3Prom Night (2008)$580,863-16%2,700--$215$22,812,7051Sony / Screen Gems
4Nim's Island$424,545-8%3,5185$121$26,760,7312Fox
6Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$321,284-8%3,209-362$100$140,571,2465Fox
7Smart People$273,111-9%1,106--$247$4,939,3791Miramax
8The Ruins$253,238-8%2,8142$90$14,366,6162Paramount / DreamWorks
9Superhero Movie$160,924-9%2,526-439$64$21,835,8453MGM / Weinstein
1010,000 B.C.$117,895-1%1,550-785$76$92,112,2336Warner Bros.