'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, Apr. 4 - Sun, Apr. 6

Wide (1000+)

1Liar Liar$18,275,769-28%2,87825$6,350$100,687,2013Universal
2The Saint$16,278,873--2,307--$7,056$16,278,8731Paramount
3The Devil's Own$7,013,200-51%2,5040$2,801$21,287,7032Sony / Columbia
4That Old Feeling$5,103,075--1,575--$3,240$5,103,0751Universal
5Double Team$5,034,914--2,203--$2,285$5,034,9141Sony / Columbia
6Selena$3,456,217-44%1,583-290$2,183$21,210,7773Warner Bros.
7Jungle 2 Jungle$3,198,307-23%2,050-233$1,560$37,095,4225Disney
8The 6th Man$2,855,434-31%1,2314$2,320$6,983,6122Disney
9Return of the Jedi: Special Edition$2,787,253-37%1,339-493$2,082$31,050,4774Fox
10The English Patient$2,029,724-33%1,300-109$1,561$49,857,87821Miramax