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'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, Oct. 19 - Sun, Oct. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1From Hell$11,014,818--2,305--$4,779$11,014,8181Fox
2Riding in Cars with Boys$10,404,652--2,770--$3,756$10,404,6521Sony / Columbia
3Training Day$9,325,443-30%2,603-109$3,583$45,262,6883Warner Bros.
4Bandits$8,304,007-36%3,2070$2,589$21,354,7072MGM
5The Last Castle$7,088,324--2,262--$3,134$7,088,3241DreamWorks
6Serendipity$5,446,446-38%2,6107$2,087$27,522,0433Miramax
7Corky Romano$5,307,985-41%2,09432$2,535$14,331,1582Disney
8Don't Say a Word$4,215,594-37%2,256-473$1,869$37,785,9424Fox
9Iron Monkey$3,190,010-47%1,23510$2,583$9,204,6632Miramax
10Zoolander$3,135,854-38%2,285-237$1,372$33,209,7004Paramount