'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, Feb. 19 - Sun, Feb. 21

Wide (1000+)

1Good Morning, Vietnam$6,883,781-24%1,59810$4,308$46,041,1859Disney
2Shoot to Kill$4,847,476-16%1,51916$3,191$10,629,1042Disney
4Action Jackson (1988)$3,610,062-33%1,2490$2,890$9,034,8452Lorimar
5Three Men and a Baby$3,538,287-32%1,689-39$2,095$96,883,49014Disney
6The Serpent and the Rainbow$2,307,065-43%1,211-220$1,905$12,219,8053Universal
7She's Having a Baby$2,105,254-33%1,113-20$1,892$9,084,9713Paramount