'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. 14 - Sun, Dec. 16

Wide (1000+)

1Vanilla Sky$25,015,518--2,742--$9,123$25,015,5181Paramount
2Ocean's Eleven$22,076,260-42%3,0750$7,179$72,304,2122Warner Bros.
3Not Another Teen Movie$12,615,837--2,365--$5,334$12,615,8371Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$9,919,596-33%3,422-250$2,899$253,409,8775Warner Bros.
5Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$5,415,222-33%2,792-52$1,940$38,814,9883Fox
6Monsters, Inc.$4,981,073-25%2,462-422$2,023$218,812,6267Disney
7Spy Game$2,464,887-45%2,503-267$985$57,826,6624Universal
8Black Knight$2,035,604-35%1,907-326$1,067$29,747,5484Fox
9Shallow Hal$1,493,912-42%1,767-450$845$66,968,6046Fox
10Out Cold (2001)$695,447-50%1,183-468$588$13,243,7904Disney