'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, Jul. 28 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 28 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$10,518,440-56%4,306-60$2,443$324,301,8842Warner Bros.
2Step Brothers$4,602,051-50%3,094--$1,487$35,541,7671Sony / Columbia
3Mamma Mia!$2,766,923-49%2,99014$925$65,362,9342Universal
4Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,337,972-58%2,688-142$498$61,829,0973Warner Bros. / New Line
5Hancock$1,078,323-55%3,309-467$326$207,561,2354Sony / Columbia
6The X-Files: I Want to Believe$1,010,135-61%3,185--$317$11,030,7331Fox
8Hellboy II: The Golden Army$693,267-57%3,018-194$230$66,752,3413Universal
9Space Chimps$677,666-52%2,53827$267$16,846,9122Fox
10Wanted (2008)$367,270-56%1,750-683$210$128,996,4015Universal