'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. 29 - Sun, Oct. 31

Wide (1000+)

1The Grudge$21,817,905-44%3,348103$6,517$70,683,4302Sony / Columbia
4Shark Tale$7,502,707-48%3,381-275$2,219$146,858,1175DreamWorks
5Shall We Dance (2004)$6,285,963-27%2,47657$2,539$33,945,2063Miramax
6Friday Night Lights$4,085,493-41%3,00435$1,360$52,945,9464Universal
7Ladder 49$3,255,804-39%2,382-420$1,367$66,115,9385Disney
8Team America: World Police$3,084,746-52%2,335-285$1,321$27,245,2033Paramount
9Surviving Christmas$2,437,078-45%2,7555$885$7,985,8742DreamWorks
10Taxi (2004)$2,106,660-49%1,884-473$1,118$32,698,5474Fox