'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 Sat, Jun. 15 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 15 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo$20,336,1746%3,447--$5,900$39,541,0191Warner Bros.
2The Bourne Identity$10,367,87320%2,638--$3,930$19,033,7601Universal
4The Sum of All Fears$5,528,29631%3,23012$1,712$80,749,0433Paramount
5Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$3,720,09954%2,401-760$1,549$267,442,4895Fox
6Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$3,697,70613%2,5070$1,475$32,102,6482Warner Bros.
7Spider-Man$3,011,36542%2,702-533$1,114$380,155,3687Sony / Columbia
8Bad Company (2002)$2,310,03220%2,9440$785$19,946,1552Disney
9Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$2,155,26533%2,873-489$750$62,047,9304DreamWorks
10Undercover Brother$1,731,91220%1,832-337$945$30,110,4993Universal