'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, Jun. 1 - Sun, Jun. 3

Wide (1000+)

1Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$44,206,673-61%4,3620$10,134$217,546,7552Disney
2Knocked Up$30,691,788--2,871--$10,690$30,691,7881Universal
3Shrek the Third$28,020,923-47%4,109-63$6,819$255,929,9133Paramount / DreamWorks
4Mr. Brooks$10,017,165--2,453--$4,084$10,017,1651MGM
5Spider-Man 3$7,577,251-47%3,402-321$2,227$318,338,8565Sony / Columbia
7Bug (2007)$1,287,761-60%1,6610$775$6,160,4652Lionsgate
828 Weeks Later$1,214,361-52%1,121-892$1,083$26,591,4184Fox Atomic
9Disturbia$1,112,635-42%1,035-597$1,075$76,702,3378Paramount / DreamWorks