'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, Feb. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$4,960,701--1,271--$3,903$4,960,7011Disney
2Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$4,704,803233%2,05220$2,293$53,053,5012Lionsgate
3Slumdog Millionaire$3,269,522195%2,943699$1,111$106,268,13316Fox Searchlight
5He's Just Not That Into You$1,924,953183%2,858-192$674$74,575,3794Warner Bros. / New Line
6Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li$1,764,605--1,136--$1,553$1,764,6051Fox
7Confessions of a Shopaholic$1,456,479215%2,53427$575$30,630,1153Disney
8Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,421,465329%2,698-137$527$123,929,7957Sony / Columbia
9Fired Up$1,364,741530%1,8111$754$7,701,9762Sony / Screen Gems