'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, Jun. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lilo & Stitch$5,108,172-50%3,191--$1,601$40,367,8151Disney
2Minority Report$4,506,692-58%3,001--$1,502$40,184,7841Fox
3Scooby-Doo$2,777,022-61%3,4470$806$103,088,4152Warner Bros.
4The Bourne Identity$1,810,627-59%2,6435$685$56,194,3932Universal
5Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,016,139-41%2,310-197$440$47,730,8623Warner Bros.
6The Sum of All Fears$791,692-63%3,037-193$261$98,084,8634Paramount
8Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$661,761-60%2,107-294$314$280,488,2286Fox
9Juwanna Mann$578,707-57%1,325--$437$6,053,7891Warner Bros.
10Spider-Man$553,717-60%2,278-424$243$390,933,1178Sony / Columbia