'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, Jun. 4 - Sun, Jun. 6

Wide (1000+)

1Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$32,891,189-36%3,0241$10,877$255,757,7443Fox
2Notting Hill$15,013,165-31%2,7525$5,455$49,419,3162Universal
4The Mummy (1999)$7,417,859-42%3,41116$2,175$127,524,0455Universal
6The Matrix$2,452,326-36%2,045-57$1,199$158,261,05210Warner Bros.
7The Thirteenth Floor$2,004,461-53%1,8150$1,104$7,454,8792Sony / Columbia
8Never Been Kissed$1,162,182-43%2,085-65$557$40,770,7569Fox
9A Midsummer Night's Dream$1,087,948-48%1,005-94$1,083$10,055,9274Fox Searchlight