'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. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

Wide (1000+)

1Get Smart$38,683,850--3,911--$9,891$38,683,8501Warner Bros.
2The Incredible Hulk$22,135,648-60%3,5083$6,310$97,054,6802Universal
3Kung Fu Panda$21,934,311-35%4,053-83$5,412$155,830,0413Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Love Guru$13,907,701--3,012--$4,617$13,907,7011Paramount
5The Happening$10,482,292-66%2,9860$3,510$50,749,0562Fox
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$8,541,233-42%3,171-633$2,694$290,960,4415Paramount
7You Don't Mess with the Zohan$7,453,360-54%3,278-188$2,274$84,307,3783Sony / Columbia
8Sex and the City$6,532,308-33%2,442-713$2,675$132,451,6104Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man$4,029,104-28%1,912-491$2,107$304,816,5038Paramount
10The Strangers$2,122,357-47%1,578-832$1,345$49,758,3624Universal / Rogue