'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. 26 - Sun, Aug. 28

Wide (1000+)

1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$16,275,270-24%2,86823$5,675$48,566,5362Universal
2The Brothers Grimm$15,092,079--3,087--$4,889$15,092,0791Miramax / Dimension
3Red Eye$10,288,468-36%3,09112$3,329$32,563,9952DreamWorks
4Four Brothers$7,864,605-37%2,6490$2,969$55,371,4433Paramount
5The Cave$6,148,016--2,195--$2,801$6,148,0161Sony / Screen Gems
6Wedding Crashers$6,051,445-24%2,737-183$2,211$187,540,0457New Line
7March of the Penguins$4,743,031-27%2,394292$1,981$55,893,53710Warner Independent
8The Skeleton Key$4,536,686-41%2,78410$1,630$38,050,5673Universal
10The Dukes of Hazzard$3,117,239-48%2,891-513$1,078$74,466,3524Warner Bros.