'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 Thu, Sep. 25 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 25 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lakeview Terrace$798,304-5%2,464--$324$18,700,3411Sony / Screen Gems
2Burn After Reading$742,289-7%2,6576$279$39,370,8882Focus
3Righteous Kill$564,506-6%3,1520$179$31,002,1482Overture
4My Best Friend's Girl$557,009-6%2,604--$214$10,730,3711Lionsgate
5The Women (2008)$497,169-10%2,99533$166$21,426,5992Picturehouse
6Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$327,450-2%2,0700$158$29,637,1112Lionsgate
7Ghost Town (2008)$294,376-5%1,505--$196$6,292,4901Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Dark Knight$237,1893%1,905-286$125$522,825,37610Warner Bros.
10Tropic Thunder$192,0430%2,333-594$82$107,580,2276Paramount / DreamWorks