'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 Sun, May. 14 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 14 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$6,969,500-34%2,9435$2,368$73,659,8412DreamWorks
2The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$1,406,367-34%3,12574$450$24,412,7823Universal
5Love & Basketball$565,592-33%1,047-145$540$22,434,2994New Line
6Keeping the Faith$516,038-39%1,596-418$323$32,272,6585Disney
7Erin Brockovich$477,742-40%1,491-451$320$118,506,5279Universal
828 Days$376,935--1,755-658$215$33,274,6115Sony / Columbia
9Return to Me$344,065--1,203-500$286$27,088,4196MGM
10The Road to El Dorado$241,883-55%1,027-501$236$49,104,5037DreamWorks