'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, Jul. 16 - Sun, Jul. 18

Wide (1000+)

1Eyes Wide Shut$21,706,163--2,411--$9,003$21,706,1631Warner Bros.
2American Pie$13,559,650-28%2,51810$5,385$45,523,6002Universal
3Lake Placid$10,974,145--2,096--$5,236$10,974,1451Fox
4Big Daddy$10,416,407-35%3,2540$3,201$87,996,6044Sony / Columbia
5Wild Wild West$10,062,781-40%3,3420$3,011$94,075,6003Warner Bros.
6The Wood$8,515,223--1,191--$7,150$8,515,2231Paramount
7Tarzan (1999)$7,535,288-30%2,838-293$2,655$90,678,9245Disney
8Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$5,647,613-25%1,850-597$3,053$395,204,6989Fox
9The General's Daughter$5,202,549-34%2,258-452$2,304$61,349,2195Paramount
10Muppets from Space$4,826,049--2,265--$2,131$6,686,1351Sony / Columbia