'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, Sep. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Burn After Reading$1,640,68810%2,651--$619$22,262,0171Focus
2Righteous Kill$1,388,09013%3,152--$440$18,902,8991Overture
3The Women (2008)$1,029,14326%2,962--$347$11,964,6111Picturehouse
4Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$926,908-11%2,070--$448$19,352,2321Lionsgate
5Tropic Thunder$337,5268%2,927-519$115$103,622,8245Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Dark Knight$306,26410%2,191-384$140$518,391,1029Warner Bros.
7Bangkok Dangerous$266,45012%2,6544$100$13,228,2552Lionsgate
8The House Bunny$241,83311%2,76327$88$39,417,7724Sony / Columbia
9Mamma Mia!$197,10124%1,517-387$130$139,758,0959Universal