'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 Thu, Apr. 9 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 9 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious$4,689,38322%3,461--$1,355$89,258,5981Universal
2Monsters vs. Aliens$3,692,26217%4,1095$899$118,395,2052Paramount / DreamWorks
3I Love You, Man$1,048,69030%2,829112$371$52,581,7923Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Haunting in Connecticut$1,040,40732%2,7320$381$40,589,0992Lionsgate
7Race to Witch Mountain$489,22113%2,825-443$173$60,056,0044Disney
912 Rounds$290,30821%2,3310$125$9,960,2712Fox