'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, Jun. 11 - Sun, Jun. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Jurassic Park$47,025,576--2,404--$19,561$50,158,5311Universal
3Made in America (1993)$4,718,016-37%2,0480$2,304$24,022,7453Warner Bros.
4Guilty as Sin$3,652,154-36%1,300168$2,809$9,365,8622Disney
5Dave$3,034,040-37%1,805-111$1,681$40,491,2036Warner Bros.
6Life with Mikey$2,104,016-42%1,719353$1,224$5,710,2952Disney
7Hot Shots! Part Deux$2,091,605-53%1,777-298$1,177$24,991,6164Fox
9Super Mario Bros.$1,748,193-59%1,872-209$934$14,512,3103Disney
10Indecent Proposal$1,486,495-28%1,190-367$1,249$68,872,67310Paramount