'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 Mon, Aug. 28 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 28 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bring It On$1,558,175-64%2,380--$655$18,919,0801Universal
2Space Cowboys$510,463-71%2,795-40$183$64,230,7044Warner Bros.
3What Lies Beneath$447,620-63%2,568-192$174$131,366,7506DreamWorks
4The Replacements$402,926-64%2,717-37$148$31,185,3263Warner Bros.
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$305,546-69%2,543-426$120$110,300,1975Universal
6Hollow Man$289,035-64%2,481-475$116$64,850,0934Sony / Columbia
7Godzilla 2000$175,292-70%2,1110$83$6,609,0452Sony / TriStar
9The Perfect Storm$114,351-66%1,205-212$95$173,519,1789Warner Bros.
10Scary Movie$73,625-58%1,5010$49$146,672,7378Miramax / Dimension