'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. 29 - Sun, Dec. 31

Wide (1000+)

1The War of the Roses$10,490,78190%1,52671$6,875$32,474,0224Fox
2Tango & Cash$9,606,95345%1,556147$6,174$16,235,8712Warner Bros.
3The Little Mermaid$9,235,512178%1,5218$6,072$36,288,7077Disney
4Back to the Future Part II$8,143,555100%2,1075$3,865$95,234,1236Universal
5Christmas Vacation$8,090,94715%1,901-49$4,256$43,381,5085Warner Bros.
7Steel Magnolias$6,248,970141%1,36536$4,578$31,292,8287TriStar
8Look Who's Talking$3,767,244146%1,482117$2,542$90,218,07712TriStar
9The Wizard$2,696,25591%1,193-11$2,260$6,253,4803Universal
10Family Business$2,218,34541%1,229-1$1,805$5,916,6193TriStar