'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, Dec. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Princess and the Frog$3,419,258148%3,47541$984$35,949,6672Disney
3The Blind Side$3,181,301142%3,40719$934$157,886,3995Warner Bros.
4Did You Hear About the Morgans?$2,338,392--2,718--$860$2,338,3921Sony / Columbia
5The Twilight Saga: New Moon$1,387,45892%3,035-600$457$271,577,3035Summit
6Invictus$1,331,88182%2,1250$627$13,006,6662Warner Bros.
7Disney's A Christmas Carol$955,08413%2,070-332$461$128,326,4667Disney
8Brothers (2009)$899,75387%2,009-79$448$20,360,4943Lionsgate
9Old Dogs$713,359106%2,630-460$271$41,998,1634Disney
102012$644,30967%2,242-596$287$157,468,5076Sony / Columbia