'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, May. 3 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 3 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men Origins: Wolverine$21,300,043-27%4,099--$5,196$85,057,4001Fox
2Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$3,501,054-43%3,175--$1,103$15,410,9771Warner Bros. / New Line
3Obsessed$2,816,183-45%2,5140$1,120$46,853,6242Sony / Screen Gems
4Monsters vs. Aliens$1,871,968-29%2,626-732$713$182,413,1496Paramount / DreamWorks
517 Again$1,580,459-43%3,2550$486$48,507,4623Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Soloist$1,556,901-36%2,0339$766$18,162,9432Paramount / DreamWorks
7Earth (2009)$1,372,350-19%1,8040$761$22,002,3712Disneynature
8Hannah Montana: The Movie$1,228,266-34%2,819-412$436$70,943,0474Disney
9Fighting$1,005,175-37%2,3123$435$17,343,2712Universal / Rogue
10State of Play$977,581-41%2,445-362$400$30,944,8633Universal