'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, Aug. 27 - Sun, Aug. 29

Wide (1000+)

1The Sixth Sense$20,099,149-16%2,76375$7,274$138,402,9614Disney
2The 13th Warrior$10,267,756--2,306--$4,453$10,267,7561Disney
3Runaway Bride$6,842,589-26%3,090-150$2,214$124,379,6045Paramount
5Mickey Blue Eyes$5,426,630-47%2,5730$2,109$19,735,2152Warner Bros.
6The Thomas Crown Affair$4,620,007-34%2,095-332$2,205$49,475,0014MGM
7The Blair Witch Project$4,219,020-42%2,352-186$1,794$83,030,5555Artisan
8The Astronaut's Wife$4,027,003--2,209--$1,823$4,027,0031New Line
9The Muse$3,926,825--1,263--$3,109$3,926,8251October
10Dudley Do-Right$3,018,345--1,802--$1,675$3,018,3451Universal