'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, Nov. 6 - Sun, Nov. 8

Wide (1000+)

1Passenger 57$10,513,925--1,734--$6,063$10,513,9251Warner Bros.
2Under Siege$5,682,925-8%2,2480$2,528$47,814,5835Warner Bros.
3A River Runs Through It$5,044,54019%1,008213$5,005$11,655,1595Columbia
4The Mighty Ducks$4,007,33149%1,816-57$2,207$30,392,1706Disney
5The Last of the Mohicans$3,451,0255%1,832-24$1,884$37,645,3707Fox
7Consenting Adults$2,058,523-15%1,427-68$1,443$13,207,4804Disney
8Dr. Giggles$1,026,005-41%1,350-333$760$5,474,3103Universal
9Mr. Baseball$1,002,7600%1,050-223$955$14,588,7956Universal