'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 Sun, Nov. 2 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 2 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1High School Musical 3: Senior Year$5,416,838-34%3,6263$1,494$62,033,2102Disney
2Zack and Miri Make a Porno$3,061,179-36%2,735--$1,119$10,066,0361The Weinstein Company
4Saw V$2,283,860-47%3,08424$741$45,467,4122Lionsgate
5Beverly Hills Chihuahua$1,769,627-28%3,004-186$589$84,180,6285Disney
6The Secret Life of Bees$1,197,845-39%1,611-19$744$25,298,8723Fox Searchlight
7The Haunting of Molly Hartley$1,176,577-52%2,652--$444$5,423,5021Freestyle
8Max Payne$1,099,141-40%2,564-817$429$35,539,5943Fox
9Pride and Glory$1,004,561-37%2,5850$389$11,717,8572Warner Bros. / New Line
10Eagle Eye$990,818-45%2,007-551$494$92,614,9796Paramount / DreamWorks