'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. 14 - Sun, Oct. 16

Wide (1000+)

1The Fog (2005)$11,753,042--2,972--$3,955$11,753,0421Sony / Columbia
2Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$11,527,245--3,65611$3,153$33,108,3662DreamWorks
5In Her Shoes$6,107,186--2,84032$2,150$20,056,0962Fox
6Two for the Money$4,686,189--2,3976$1,955$16,596,6432Universal
7Domino$4,670,120--2,223--$2,101$4,670,1201New Line
8A History of Violence$3,600,474--1,3488$2,671$22,122,5814New Line
9Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$3,577,950--2,525-479$1,417$47,768,5984Warner Bros.