'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, Jul. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$18,516,657-7%3,557--$5,206$73,431,0841Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$6,627,8030%3,2310$2,051$68,451,6752Sony / Columbia
3Minority Report$4,741,64411%2,729-272$1,738$93,594,4003Fox
4Like Mike$4,548,93311%2,410--$1,888$15,478,1111Fox
5Lilo & Stitch$4,494,660-2%3,2220$1,395$99,471,5463Disney
6The Bourne Identity$3,504,02413%2,512-151$1,395$86,469,7074Universal
7Scooby-Doo$2,568,5025%3,257-190$789$135,526,2284Warner Bros.
8The Sum of All Fears$1,518,69921%1,592-894$954$110,780,2356Paramount
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$1,260,5381%2,340--$539$5,054,6001Warner Bros.
10Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,033,1441%1,792-825$577$60,028,6915Warner Bros.