'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, Aug. 27 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 27 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bring It On$4,307,351-36%2,380--$1,810$17,360,9051Universal
2Space Cowboys$1,754,711-41%2,795-40$628$63,720,2414Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$1,221,252-40%2,568-192$476$130,919,1306DreamWorks
4The Replacements$1,118,032-35%2,717-37$411$30,782,4003Warner Bros.
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$979,311-38%2,543-426$385$109,994,6515Universal
6Hollow Man$806,337--2,481-475$325$64,561,0584Sony / Columbia
7Godzilla 2000$581,037--2,1110$275$6,433,7532Sony / TriStar
9The Perfect Storm$336,020--1,205-212$279$173,404,8279Warner Bros.