'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, Sep. 7 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 7 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$1,736,795-73%2,77512$626$177,341,6885Disney
2The 13th Warrior$561,003-70%2,3137$243$22,607,7712Disney
3Runaway Bride$412,773-78%3,10515$133$135,676,5906Paramount
4The Thomas Crown Affair$375,756-73%1,977-118$190$57,701,2315MGM
6Mickey Blue Eyes$279,126-76%2,230-343$125$27,749,9663Warner Bros.
7Outside Providence$243,503-67%1,050--$232$4,141,8211Miramax
8The Muse$170,126-76%1,262-1$135$8,386,7602October
9Inspector Gadget$117,552-86%1,545-164$76$90,543,8917Disney
10American Pie$114,678-65%1,095200$105$99,076,0989Universal