'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. 18 - Sun, May. 20

Wide (1000+)

1Shrek the Third$121,629,042--4,122--$29,507$122,536,8411Paramount / DreamWorks
2Spider-Man 3$29,023,192-50%4,32472$6,712$282,378,3273Sony / Columbia
328 Weeks Later$5,454,635-44%2,3052$2,366$18,916,4782Fox Atomic
4Georgia Rule$3,745,115-45%2,5318$1,480$12,866,8592Universal
5Disturbia$3,729,749-21%2,547-559$1,464$71,378,2716Paramount / DreamWorks
6Fracture$2,278,362-23%1,607-595$1,418$34,544,3625New Line
7Delta Farce$1,851,313-46%1,9310$959$6,138,7322Lionsgate
8The Invisible$1,299,438-44%1,378-565$943$17,652,9224Disney