'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, Mar. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Watchmen$12,314,784-33%3,611--$3,410$55,213,7571Warner Bros.
2Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$1,989,565-52%2,15199$925$76,237,4403Lionsgate
3Slumdog Millionaire$1,667,527-48%2,890-53$577$125,326,54117Fox Searchlight
5Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,038,203-48%2,558-140$406$133,591,3418Sony / Columbia
7He's Just Not That Into You$925,560-48%2,445-413$379$84,646,5645Warner Bros. / New Line
8Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$733,178-42%1,2765$575$16,840,7332Disney
9Confessions of a Shopaholic$718,439-48%2,290-244$314$38,337,0244Disney
10The Reader$506,057-43%1,175-28$431$29,854,26813The Weinstein Company