'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. 2 - Sun, Aug. 4

Wide (1000+)

2Austin Powers in Goldmember$31,117,841-57%3,6130$8,613$141,679,8362New Line
3The Master of Disguise$12,554,379--2,565--$4,894$12,554,3791Sony / Columbia
4Road to Perdition$6,601,108-41%2,33282$2,831$77,155,8694DreamWorks
5Stuart Little 2$6,112,591-42%3,095-187$1,975$46,867,4023Sony / Columbia
6Men in Black II$4,805,934-43%2,902-640$1,656$182,075,2915Sony / Columbia
7The Country Bears$3,141,943-41%2,5530$1,231$11,796,9172Disney
8K-19: The Widowmaker$2,853,148-61%2,634-196$1,083$30,740,3973Paramount
9Mr. Deeds$2,107,354-50%1,966-343$1,072$120,891,7906Sony / Columbia
10Minority Report$1,728,005-45%1,139-226$1,517$126,662,5987Fox