'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 Fri, Sep. 26 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 26 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eagle Eye$9,800,680--3,510--$2,792$9,800,6801Paramount / DreamWorks
2Nights in Rodanthe$4,731,846--2,704--$1,750$4,731,8461Warner Bros.
3Lakeview Terrace$2,027,054154%2,4673$822$20,727,3952Sony / Screen Gems
4Burn After Reading$1,635,430120%2,649-8$617$41,006,3183Focus
5My Best Friend's Girl$1,265,428127%2,63632$480$11,995,7992Lionsgate
7Righteous Kill$1,018,23480%3,011-141$338$32,020,3823Overture
8Miracle at St. Anna$967,162--1,185--$816$967,1621Disney
9The Women (2008)$826,89366%2,642-353$313$22,253,4923Picturehouse
10Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$811,804148%1,604-466$506$30,448,9153Lionsgate