'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 Tue, Jun. 15 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 15 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me$7,185,874-6%3,312--$2,170$72,239,4721New Line
2Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$3,071,6942%3,0240$1,016$303,061,9364Fox
3Notting Hill$1,430,43521%2,78028$515$70,126,2143Universal
4The Mummy (1999)$665,29110%3,098-313$215$137,483,2566Universal
5The Matrix$263,3378%1,907-138$138$162,074,48311Warner Bros.
6The Thirteenth Floor$165,6588%1,8150$91$9,965,0743Sony / Columbia