'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, Jul. 20 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 20 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie$2,417,2723%2,51810$960$50,295,7892Universal
2Lake Placid$1,301,116-2%2,096--$621$13,492,2241Fox
3Wild Wild West$1,245,6702%3,3420$373$96,546,1673Warner Bros.
4Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$886,8845%1,850-597$479$396,939,2969Fox
5Muppets from Space$741,4331%2,265--$327$8,280,8941Sony / Columbia
6South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$606,830-1%2,008-120$302$44,420,7713Paramount
7Notting Hill$337,84721%1,183-396$286$107,726,2148Universal
8Summer of Sam$207,2502%1,068-468$194$17,680,8583Disney