'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. 7 - Sun, Nov. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$63,107,303--4,056--$15,559$63,107,3031Paramount / DreamWorks
2Role Models$19,166,143--2,792--$6,865$19,166,1431Universal
3High School Musical 3: Senior Year$9,159,330-40%3,464-162$2,644$75,572,2793Disney
5Zack and Miri Make a Porno$6,273,445-38%2,7350$2,294$20,686,1212The Weinstein Company
6Soul Men$5,401,321--2,044--$2,643$5,401,3211MGM / Weinstein
7Saw V$4,067,453-58%2,829-255$1,438$52,187,3383Lionsgate
8The Haunting of Molly Hartley$3,318,282-39%2,576-76$1,288$10,064,8022Freestyle
9The Secret Life of Bees$3,088,889-23%1,481-130$2,086$29,902,9394Fox Searchlight
10Eagle Eye$2,542,407-27%1,407-600$1,807$96,347,1777Paramount / DreamWorks