'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, Sep. 3 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 3 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$751,331-16%3,473121$216$88,586,8533Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$536,657-13%2,750-313$195$505,966,3347Warner Bros.
3Babylon A.D.$516,009-23%3,390--$152$12,727,7351Fox
4Death Race$469,188-14%2,5375$185$25,753,5842Universal
6The House Bunny$418,732-21%2,7140$154$27,629,9152Sony / Columbia
7Mamma Mia!$354,1583%1,968-94$180$133,209,7477Universal
8Pineapple Express$302,124-11%2,047-368$148$81,469,8954Sony / Columbia
9Disaster Movie$185,961-32%2,642--$70$7,405,0891Lionsgate