'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, May. 19 - Sun, May. 21

Wide (1000+)

1The Da Vinci Code$77,073,545--3,735--$20,635$77,073,5451Sony / Columbia
2Over the Hedge$38,458,051--4,059--$9,475$38,458,0511Paramount / DreamWorks
3Mission: Impossible III$11,349,436-55%3,450-609$3,290$103,537,4783Paramount
4Poseidon$9,223,931-58%3,5550$2,595$36,804,7752Warner Bros.
5RV$5,004,247-50%2,925-611$1,711$50,319,8314Sony / Columbia
6See No Evil$4,581,910--1,257--$3,645$4,581,9101Lionsgate
7Just My Luck$3,384,818-41%2,5432$1,331$10,467,9342Fox
8An American Haunting$1,478,785-59%1,265-438$1,169$13,444,6893Freestyle
9United 93$1,400,337-60%1,308-563$1,071$28,256,8684Universal
10Ice Age: The Meltdown$988,713-69%1,156-723$855$189,298,3038Fox