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'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, Feb. 27 - Sun, Mar. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$16,176,699-61%2,05220$7,883$64,525,3972Lionsgate
2Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$12,510,301--1,271--$9,843$12,510,3011Disney
3Slumdog Millionaire$12,027,17343%2,943699$4,087$115,025,78416Fox Searchlight
4Taken$9,863,105-13%3,089-13$3,193$107,787,9575Fox
5He's Just Not That Into You$6,011,631-30%2,858-192$2,103$78,662,0574Warner Bros. / New Line
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$5,602,529-18%2,698-137$2,077$128,110,8597Sony / Columbia
7Coraline$5,261,362-54%2,092-63$2,515$61,111,3964Focus
8Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li$4,722,397--1,136--$4,157$4,722,3971Fox
9Confessions of a Shopaholic$4,634,230-31%2,53427$1,829$33,807,8663Disney
10Fired Up$3,701,381-32%1,8111$2,044$10,038,6162Sony / Screen Gems