'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 Tue, Jun. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$7,181,4233%3,374--$2,128$84,380,4541Disney
2Bruce Almighty$3,177,49510%3,4929$910$143,473,3592Universal
3The Italian Job$2,034,99914%2,633--$773$23,281,0701Paramount
4The Matrix Reloaded$1,618,8859%3,453-150$469$235,805,2353Warner Bros.
5Wrong Turn$521,9063%1,615--$323$6,192,0611Fox
6Daddy Day Care$514,42725%3,128-344$164$82,828,8064Sony / Columbia
7X2: X-Men United$505,31912%2,530-537$200$200,319,2205Fox
8The In-Laws$379,67825%2,6520$143$15,200,2952Warner Bros.
9Down with Love$192,36823%1,300-818$148$17,498,4064Fox
10The Lizzie McGuire Movie$144,58925%1,330-788$109$39,582,8985Disney