'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, Sep. 2 - Sun, Sep. 4

Wide (1000+)

1Mr. Mom$8,221,71528%1,362127$6,037$22,131,3607Fox
2Risky Business$6,327,38231%1,11930$5,654$25,252,9675Warner Bros.
3Easy Money (1983)$4,073,606-11%1,112-59$3,663$14,473,3093Orion
4Vacation$4,008,51418%1,2482$3,212$33,134,7246Warner Bros.
5Hercules (1983)$2,507,262-28%1,01413$2,473$5,980,8972Cannon
6Smokey and the Bandit Part 3$1,301,800--1,119--$1,163$3,029,8603Universal