'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, Jan. 24 - Sun, Jan. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Iron Eagle$3,850,064-37%1,0844$3,552$9,954,8182TriStar
2My Chauffeur$3,613,652--1,253--$2,884$3,613,6521Crown
3The Jewel of the Nile$2,675,355-34%1,389-44$1,926$36,288,2097Fox
4Rocky IV$2,301,989-40%1,575-181$1,462$67,646,9529MGM/UA
5Spies Like Us$1,709,353-41%1,239-171$1,380$38,555,3658Warner Bros.
6White Nights$1,556,858-34%1,02922$1,513$26,265,06610Columbia
7101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1985)$1,274,171-33%1,12990$1,129$17,581,7476Disney