'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, Sep. 13 - Sun, Sep. 15

Wide (1000+)

1Maximum Risk$5,612,456--2,358--$2,380$5,612,4561Sony / Columbia
2Fly Away Home$4,708,044--1,320--$3,567$4,708,0441Sony / Columbia
4Tin Cup$3,327,083-29%1,930-128$1,724$26,732,4795Warner Bros.
5The Rich Man's Wife$3,132,151--1,006--$3,113$3,132,1511Disney
6First Kid$3,112,013-28%1,873-5$1,662$7,462,9073Disney
7A Time to Kill$2,838,127-26%1,836-220$1,546$66,862,3198Warner Bros.
8The Spitfire Grill$2,433,327-29%1,247200$1,951$5,987,1264Sony / Columbia
9Independence Day$2,063,961-28%1,511-341$1,366$288,449,30111Fox