'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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 26 - Sun, Aug. 28

Wide (1000+)

1Mr. Mom$6,445,10651%1,235501$5,219$13,909,6456Fox
2Risky Business$4,820,197-8%1,089198$4,426$18,925,5854Warner Bros.
3Easy Money (1983)$4,554,729-22%1,17141$3,890$10,399,7032Orion
4Hercules (1983)$3,473,635--1,001--$3,470$3,473,6351Cannon
5Vacation$3,410,591-15%1,246-6$2,737$29,126,2105Warner Bros.
6Return of the Jedi$2,563,071-16%1,178-106$2,176$158,785,64714Fox
7Cujo$1,944,372-46%1,025-268$1,897$11,651,8913Warner Bros.