'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, Jul. 17 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 17 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie$4,935,86916%2,51810$1,960$41,142,3052Universal
2Wild Wild West$4,207,47847%3,3420$1,259$91,077,4063Warner Bros.
3Lake Placid$4,105,88217%2,096--$1,959$7,611,7441Fox
4Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$2,391,59263%1,850-597$1,293$393,415,0959Fox
5Muppets from Space$1,952,51030%2,265--$862$5,318,0411Sony / Columbia
6South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$1,780,29635%2,008-120$887$41,924,0563Paramount
7Notting Hill$887,76738%1,183-396$750$106,536,2298Universal
8Summer of Sam$590,08434%1,068-468$553$16,808,4573Disney