'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, Jul. 18 - Sun, Jul. 20

Wide (1000+)

1The Dark Knight$158,412,607--4,366--$36,283$158,412,6071Warner Bros.
2Mamma Mia!$27,751,202--2,976--$9,325$27,751,2021Universal
3Hancock$14,039,274-56%3,776-189$3,718$191,543,9723Sony / Columbia
4Journey to the Center of the Earth$12,341,002-41%2,83019$4,361$43,507,1872Warner Bros. / New Line
5Hellboy II: The Golden Army$10,117,813-71%3,2128$3,150$56,526,7622Universal
7Space Chimps$7,183,036--2,511--$2,861$7,183,0361Fox
8Wanted (2008)$5,072,245-58%2,433-724$2,085$123,323,6644Universal
9Get Smart$4,124,143-43%2,135-951$1,932$119,611,3885Warner Bros.
10Kung Fu Panda$1,861,468-58%1,505-1199$1,237$206,617,2337Paramount / DreamWorks