'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. 29 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 29 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. Deeds$12,828,816-10%3,231--$3,971$27,090,4261Sony / Columbia
2Minority Report$8,501,81131%3,0010$2,833$66,813,9822Fox
3Lilo & Stitch$8,163,36219%3,22231$2,534$70,575,1822Disney
4Scooby-Doo$4,858,01927%3,4470$1,409$120,264,2713Warner Bros.
5The Bourne Identity$4,460,01434%2,66320$1,675$69,492,1923Universal
6The Sum of All Fears$2,053,64041%2,486-551$826$104,024,6785Paramount
7Hey Arnold! The Movie$1,995,649-9%2,527--$790$4,198,3391Paramount
8Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$1,459,37648%1,801-306$810$285,026,2077Fox
10Spider-Man$1,252,85939%1,810-468$692$394,897,6119Sony / Columbia