'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. 5 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 5 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$17,740,83536%3,504--$5,063$59,124,3791Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$9,442,58854%3,350--$2,819$31,862,0581MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$6,058,90466%3,48526$1,739$62,766,2982Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$4,618,15359%2,902-431$1,591$271,402,9816Disney
6Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$2,898,84166%3,086--$939$7,824,1331DreamWorks
728 Days Later$2,522,52490%1,407147$1,793$18,399,0592Fox Searchlight
8The Italian Job$1,875,33681%1,584-437$1,184$82,617,4446Paramount
9Bruce Almighty$1,832,48184%1,929-722$950$227,466,0937Universal
102 Fast 2 Furious$1,218,496105%1,779-1038$685$118,609,3885Universal