'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 Thu, Jul. 31 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 31 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$3,554,9050%3,344--$1,063$49,009,8631Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,395,2074%3,41657$994$190,689,2023Disney
4Bad Boys II$2,297,1421%3,20216$717$98,611,0502Sony / Columbia
5Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$2,168,1750%3,222--$673$31,260,4581Paramount
6Finding Nemo$816,6687%2,025-455$403$316,160,1949Disney
7The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$669,2791%2,532-470$264$55,687,7803Fox
8Johnny English$580,401-2%2,2360$260$20,870,7072Universal
9Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$577,8711%2,660-744$217$139,871,4184Warner Bros.
10Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$418,4040%2,120-1085$197$83,852,7664MGM