'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, Oct. 1 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 1 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Remember the Titans$5,316,520-42%1,865--$2,851$20,907,3781Disney
2Bring It On$715,255-50%2,4669$290$59,692,7276Universal
3The Watcher$579,744-44%2,636-141$220$26,011,8004Universal
4Nurse Betty$482,786-52%1,489-2$324$21,315,6944USA Films
5What Lies Beneath$346,727-57%1,674-145$207$150,594,80011DreamWorks
6Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$173,659-47%1,085-125$160$120,840,74210Universal
7The Replacements$156,464--1,156-209$135$40,973,3808Warner Bros.