'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, Feb. 7 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 7 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Dear John$4,233,627-66%2,969--$1,426$30,468,6141Sony / Screen Gems
3The Tooth Fairy$1,514,577-56%3,218-127$471$34,462,5683Fox
4From Paris with Love$1,454,338-61%2,722--$534$8,158,8601Lionsgate
5Edge of Darkness$1,075,873-69%3,0660$351$28,947,8512Warner Bros.
6When in Rome$887,560-66%2,4560$361$20,944,7342Disney
7The Book of Eli$751,565-69%2,820-255$267$82,045,1404Warner Bros.
8Legion$690,316-59%2,339-137$295$34,731,9343Sony / Screen Gems
9Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$556,031-51%1,965-561$283$212,311,7687Fox
10The Lovely Bones$418,440-63%2,330-308$180$41,485,5099Paramount / DreamWorks