'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, Aug. 18 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 18 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Space Cowboys$2,727,621117%2,8350$962$47,039,4893Warner Bros.
2The Replacements$2,297,85398%2,7540$834$18,490,7072Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$2,114,28998%2,760-165$766$118,767,8425DreamWorks
4Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$1,929,023108%2,969-282$650$99,916,0364Universal
5Hollow Man$1,774,31861%2,9560$600$57,343,0803Sony / Columbia
6Godzilla 2000$1,551,507--2,111--$735$1,551,5071Sony / TriStar