'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 Wed, May. 30 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 30 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pearl Harbor$4,435,450-19%3,214--$1,380$85,078,5501Disney
3The Mummy Returns$851,602-16%3,553101$240$172,555,0994Universal
4A Knight's Tale$518,016-16%2,964-16$175$11,273,2023Sony / Columbia
5Angel Eyes$407,785-16%2,40732$169$5,268,7362Warner Bros.
6Bridget Jones's Diary$318,532-11%1,741-401$183$17,281,4207Miramax
7Along Came a Spider$137,308-9%1,408-500$98$17,458,8318Paramount
8Driven$108,345-8%1,523-488$71$7,210,0465Warner Bros.