'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, Jul. 2 - Sun, Jul. 4

Wide (1000+)

1Jurassic Park$25,296,965-9%2,49652$10,135$212,060,2444Universal
2The Firm$24,979,773--2,393--$10,439$24,979,7731Paramount
3Sleepless in Seattle$12,157,994-30%1,60122$7,594$29,411,7272TriStar
4Dennis the Menace$10,083,0558%2,0850$4,836$19,414,1942Warner Bros.
5Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1993 re-issue)$9,018,121--1,814--$4,971$9,018,1211Disney
7Last Action Hero$6,406,828-21%2,3060$2,778$40,060,9383Columbia
8What's Love Got to Do with It$5,747,0215%1,1009$5,225$16,071,8474Disney
10Made in America (1993)$1,275,189-38%1,271-627$1,003$30,871,3406Warner Bros.