'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 Wed, Jul. 30 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 30 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$3,555,200-13%3,344--$1,063$45,454,9581Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,274,806-9%3,41657$959$187,293,9953Disney
4Bad Boys II$2,281,367-14%3,20216$712$96,313,9082Sony / Columbia
5Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$2,158,587-14%3,222--$670$29,092,2831Paramount
6Finding Nemo$760,5860%2,025-455$376$315,343,5269Disney
7The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$663,080-9%2,532-470$262$55,018,5013Fox
8Johnny English$592,464-12%2,2360$265$20,290,3062Universal
9Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$572,963-10%2,660-744$215$139,293,5474Warner Bros.
10Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$419,792-3%2,120-1085$198$83,434,3624MGM