'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 Mon, Sep. 6 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 6 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$6,374,380-29%2,77512$2,297$175,604,8935Disney
2The 13th Warrior$1,875,772-25%2,3137$811$22,046,7682Disney
3Runaway Bride$1,867,172-25%3,10515$601$135,263,8176Paramount
5The Thomas Crown Affair$1,380,590-26%1,977-118$698$57,325,4755MGM
6Chill Factor$1,281,339--2,558--$501$1,281,3391Warner Bros.
7Mickey Blue Eyes$1,184,706-29%2,230-343$531$27,470,8403Warner Bros.
8Inspector Gadget$854,9460%1,545-164$553$90,426,3397Disney
9The Astronaut's Wife$785,964--2,209--$356$4,812,9672New Line
10Outside Providence$739,914-23%1,050--$705$3,898,3181Miramax