'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 Fri, Jul. 28 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 28 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$14,199,044--3,242--$4,380$14,199,0441Universal
2What Lies Beneath$6,712,09469%2,82512$2,376$53,201,6942DreamWorks
4Scary Movie$2,513,42860%3,256-45$772$126,977,5734Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$2,119,98963%3,093-110$685$152,661,6335Warner Bros.
6Pokemon: The Movie 2000$2,099,61235%2,7520$763$28,956,1232Warner Bros.
7Disney's The Kid$1,622,63027%2,328-15$697$48,572,8124Disney
8The Patriot$1,269,96753%2,329-422$545$98,040,8865Sony / Columbia
9Thomas and the Magic Railroad$1,125,71818%2,106--$535$3,488,6001Destination
10Loser$888,62624%2,0160$441$10,230,1722Sony / Columbia