'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, Sep. 5 - Sun, Sep. 7

Wide (1000+)

1Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$6,659,663--2,026--$3,287$6,659,6631Paramount
2Jeepers Creepers II$6,562,919-57%3,1240$2,101$27,285,3052MGM / United Artists
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$5,272,602-34%2,203-24$2,393$281,832,2669Disney
4Freaky Friday (2003)$5,038,787-45%2,973-94$1,695$97,078,9695Disney
5S.W.A.T.$4,570,461-58%2,600-181$1,758$108,784,1585Sony / Columbia
6The Order$4,440,006--1,975--$2,248$4,440,0061Fox
7Open Range$4,202,313-48%2,26824$1,853$49,310,7064Disney
9Freddy Vs. Jason$3,243,261-54%2,505-424$1,295$78,356,7814New Line
10Uptown Girls$2,467,116-56%2,031-135$1,215$33,583,3544MGM