'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 Sun, Jul. 7 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$13,811,485-25%3,557--$3,883$87,242,5691Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$5,161,137-22%3,2310$1,597$73,612,8122Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$3,545,938-21%3,2220$1,101$103,017,4843Disney
4Minority Report$3,526,982-26%2,729-272$1,292$97,121,3823Fox
5Like Mike$3,441,511-24%2,410--$1,428$18,919,6221Fox
6The Bourne Identity$2,549,496-27%2,512-151$1,015$89,019,2034Universal
7Scooby-Doo$2,001,899-22%3,257-190$615$137,528,1274Warner Bros.
8The Powerpuff Girls Movie$1,072,653-15%2,340--$458$6,127,2531Warner Bros.
9The Sum of All Fears$943,239-38%1,592-894$592$111,723,4746Paramount
10Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$758,516-27%1,792-375$423$60,787,2075Warner Bros.