'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, Dec. 20 - Sun, Dec. 22

Wide (1000+)

1Rocky IV$8,445,19717%2,232899$3,784$38,621,8584MGM/UA
2The Jewel of the Nile$4,703,895-29%1,1060$4,253$11,349,3502Fox
3Spies Like Us$4,258,082-22%1,700144$2,505$18,357,3693Warner Bros.
4Santa Claus: The Movie$3,246,21119%1,585269$2,048$14,762,9995TriStar
5White Nights$2,757,227-12%1,047158$2,633$10,922,5385Columbia
6101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1985)$2,389,226--1,097--$2,178$2,389,2261Disney
7Young Sherlock Holmes$1,439,127-9%1,502578$958$5,554,6303Paramount