'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, Jun. 6 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 6 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible II$2,947,3519%3,6530$807$136,377,6802Paramount
2Big Momma's House$2,558,479-7%2,802--$913$30,977,2671Fox
3Gladiator (2000)$1,206,09318%3,056-132$395$141,187,2555DreamWorks
4Road Trip$1,082,7198%2,65423$408$47,631,0163DreamWorks
5Shanghai Noon$976,09211%2,74534$356$34,088,5372Disney
7The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$99,0180%1,105-386$90$31,284,0666Universal