'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, Nov. 30 - Sun, Dec. 2

Wide (1000+)

3This Christmas$7,941,687-56%1,8580$4,274$36,432,5492Sony / Screen Gems
5Awake$5,855,980--2,002--$2,925$5,855,9801MGM / Weinstein
6Fred Claus$5,501,781-48%3,420-183$1,609$59,786,1204Warner Bros.
7August Rush$5,021,361-47%2,3100$2,174$20,227,1492Warner Bros.
8The Mist$4,554,003-49%2,4230$1,879$19,564,6182MGM / Weinstein
9Bee Movie$4,444,170-62%3,150-357$1,411$117,613,4335Paramount / DreamWorks
10American Gangster$4,263,413-53%2,699-100$1,580$121,719,7355Universal