'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. 7 - Sun, Aug. 9

Wide (1000+)

1The Living Daylights$7,706,230-30%1,727-1$4,462$18,757,5142MGM/UA
2Masters of the Universe$4,883,168--1,185--$4,121$4,883,1681Cannon
3La Bamba$4,481,433-14%1,183-66$3,788$15,321,2013Columbia
4The Lost Boys$4,009,170-23%1,0270$3,904$9,245,4882Warner Bros.
5RoboCop (1987)$3,930,235-17%1,547-54$2,541$23,021,2054Orion
6Summer School$3,446,987-25%1,359-7$2,536$14,080,4903Paramount
7Back to the Beach$3,265,660--1,080--$3,024$3,265,6601Paramount
8Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$2,609,206-28%1,514-170$1,723$19,792,8324Disney
9Full Metal Jacket$2,264,906-17%1,075101$2,107$23,169,6607Warner Bros.
10The Care Bears Movie 3$1,005,386--1,094--$919$1,005,3861Cineplex Odeon