'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, Jan. 14 - Sun, Jan. 16

Wide (1000+)

2Mrs. Doubtfire$8,300,000-28%2,3549$3,526$107,060,9058Fox
3Grumpy Old Men$6,771,7126%1,606167$4,217$24,549,1424Warner Bros.
4The Pelican Brief$5,798,756-32%1,934-88$2,998$55,486,8175Warner Bros.
5Iron Will$5,313,406--1,901--$2,795$5,313,4061Disney
7The Air Up There$4,597,976-12%1,721214$2,672$9,838,8352Disney
8Beethoven's 2nd$3,459,445-3%1,820-212$1,901$24,855,5205Universal
9Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit$2,240,959-42%1,568-434$1,429$32,445,6986Disney
10Wayne's World 2$1,204,261-44%1,000-703$1,204$30,757,6846Paramount