'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, Aug. 14 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 14 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1District 9$14,163,588--3,049--$4,645$14,163,5881Sony / TriStar
2The Time Traveler's Wife$7,720,050--2,988--$2,584$7,720,0501Warner Bros. / New Line
3G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$7,023,44461%4,0070$1,753$83,275,3172Paramount
4Julie & Julia$3,649,86336%2,3540$1,550$34,936,7122Sony / Columbia
6The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$2,070,103--1,838--$1,126$2,070,1031Paramount Vantage
7The Ugly Truth$1,479,94958%2,733-242$542$74,479,9924Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,455,78729%2,771-684$525$280,193,9655Warner Bros.
9Funny People$943,1113%2,584-424$365$45,843,6293Universal
10(500) Days of Summer$942,65454%1,048231$899$15,872,3335Fox Searchlight