'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, Dec. 11 - Sun, Dec. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Star Trek: Insurrection$22,052,836--2,620--$8,417$22,052,8361Paramount
2A Bug's Life$11,194,178-35%2,74847$4,074$83,489,9983Disney
3Jack Frost$7,104,125--2,152--$3,301$7,104,1251Warner Bros.
4Enemy of the State$6,657,177-31%2,51759$2,645$54,478,7544Disney
5The Rugrats Movie$4,533,571-41%2,706-126$1,675$60,497,4504Paramount
6The Waterboy$4,432,731-32%2,610-168$1,698$104,098,8176Disney
7Psycho (1998)$3,770,835-62%2,48912$1,515$13,802,6852Universal
8Meet Joe Black$1,679,920-31%1,872-316$897$32,774,5105Universal
9Babe: Pig in the City$1,655,380-30%2,237-150$740$10,193,0853Universal
10Very Bad Things$863,891-43%1,008-252$857$5,628,3633PolyGram