'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 Sat, Sep. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Final Destination$4,551,14126%3,1210$1,458$43,306,1722Warner Bros. / New Line
2Inglourious Basterds$4,076,67135%3,358193$1,214$87,296,4433Weinstein Company
3All About Steve$4,003,06213%2,251--$1,778$7,545,2561Fox
5District 9$2,559,10144%3,139-41$815$98,605,8494Sony / TriStar
6Halloween II (2009)$2,119,80324%3,08863$686$23,885,1722Weinstein / Dimension
7G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$1,994,58259%2,846-621$701$137,562,5875Paramount
8Julie & Julia$1,986,80149%2,52825$786$76,968,1835Sony / Columbia
9The Time Traveler's Wife$1,593,71333%2,803-158$569$53,137,6324Warner Bros. / New Line