'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, Nov. 5 - Sun, Nov. 7

Wide (1000+)

1The Incredibles$70,467,275--3,933--$17,917$70,467,2751Disney
3The Grudge$12,674,841-42%3,336-12$3,799$88,755,7913Sony / Columbia
6Shall We Dance (2004)$5,663,514-10%2,54266$2,228$42,151,5414Miramax
7Shark Tale$4,555,824-39%2,817-564$1,617$154,030,3206DreamWorks
8Friday Night Lights$2,975,225-27%2,110-894$1,410$57,258,8715Universal
9Ladder 49$2,670,555-18%1,670-712$1,599$69,974,3276Disney
10Team America: World Police$1,863,236-40%1,702-633$1,095$30,465,7234Paramount