'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, Aug. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Wedding$9,833,095-13%3,172--$3,100$33,370,2561Universal
2Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$5,804,459-24%3,36420$1,725$68,511,3602Miramax / Dimension
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$5,786,031-22%3,390-26$1,707$209,532,0484Disney
5Bad Boys II$3,958,848-21%3,022-180$1,310$111,346,5963Sony / Columbia
6Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$3,340,385-25%3,2220$1,037$42,600,0162Paramount
7Finding Nemo$1,222,284-20%1,777-248$688$320,020,40910Disney
8Gigli$1,001,751-23%2,215--$452$3,753,7931Sony / Columbia
9The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$988,685-26%2,007-525$493$58,955,2484Fox
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$960,915-20%1,910-750$503$142,858,2535Warner Bros.