'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, Oct. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Chihuahua$1,235,0643%3,215--$384$33,093,2291Disney
2Eagle Eye$1,202,4541%3,5166$342$58,152,9512Paramount / DreamWorks
3Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$772,8366%2,421--$319$13,508,9391Sony / Columbia
4Nights in Rodanthe$711,7413%2,702-2$263$27,074,1332Warner Bros.
5Appaloosa$492,6304%1,0451031$471$7,057,4293Warner Bros. / New Line
6Burn After Reading$382,92414%2,397-252$160$52,714,5184Focus
7Lakeview Terrace$344,7874%2,574107$134$33,188,6053Sony / Screen Gems
8An American Carol$230,2348%1,639--$140$4,357,3251Vivendi
9My Best Friend's Girl$169,727-1%1,702-934$100$18,099,0453Lionsgate
10Flash of Genius$164,6926%1,098--$150$2,725,3491Universal