'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. 24 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Haunting$12,197,0772%2,808--$4,344$24,147,6101DreamWorks
2Inspector Gadget$8,395,83726%2,814--$2,984$15,041,5571Disney
3American Pie$3,854,98526%2,54426$1,515$61,318,8603Universal
4Wild Wild West$2,275,45552%3,045-297$747$102,551,6494Warner Bros.
5Lake Placid$2,235,77037%2,1026$1,064$19,532,8242Fox
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$1,803,54670%1,615-235$1,117$401,442,43510Fox
7Muppets from Space$900,64349%2,2650$398$11,254,5172Sony / Columbia
8South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$790,95039%1,410-598$561$46,815,8384Paramount