'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, Nov. 25 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 25 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Twilight (2008)$6,012,23133%3,419--$1,758$80,166,8211Summit
2Quantum of Solace$2,937,57333%3,4587$850$113,931,0562Sony / Columbia
4Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,622,95838%4,007-58$405$139,910,2303Paramount / DreamWorks
5Role Models$1,134,42438%2,733-65$415$50,085,3273Universal
7High School Musical 3: Senior Year$261,53045%2,361-841$111$87,302,3455Disney
8Zack and Miri Make a Porno$240,24525%1,222-988$197$29,686,6764The Weinstein Company
9The Secret Life of Bees$161,00727%1,095-354$147$35,930,8256Fox Searchlight