'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, Aug. 8 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 8 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour 2$7,303,504-17%3,118--$2,342$93,017,2911New Line
2The Princess Diaries$3,645,156-8%2,537--$1,437$34,376,6681Disney
3Planet of the Apes (2001)$2,732,704-14%3,53030$774$132,873,0132Fox
4Jurassic Park III$1,403,351-11%3,46223$405$151,522,6143Universal
5America's Sweethearts$1,004,768-10%3,0110$334$77,822,4493Sony / Columbia
6The Score$541,398-8%2,2110$245$63,867,9824Paramount
7The Fast and the Furious$267,753-11%1,620-765$165$137,828,8487Universal