'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, Mar. 16 - Sun, Mar. 18

Wide (1000+)

1300$32,877,300-54%3,270167$10,054$129,165,6552Warner Bros.
2Wild Hogs$19,058,770-31%3,36064$5,672$104,226,5813Disney
3Premonition$17,559,638--2,831--$6,203$17,559,6381Sony / Columbia
4Dead Silence$7,842,140--1,805--$4,345$7,842,1401Universal
5I Think I Love My Wife$5,674,808--1,776--$3,195$5,674,8081Fox Searchlight
6Bridge to Terabithia$5,191,366-23%3,091-119$1,680$74,962,9505Disney
7Ghost Rider$4,176,707-37%2,824-523$1,479$110,383,4425Sony / Columbia
9Norbit$2,766,107-35%2,016-489$1,372$92,435,4966Paramount / DreamWorks
10Music and Lyrics$2,273,220-39%1,850-430$1,229$47,455,0235Warner Bros.