'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. 3 - Sun, Jul. 5

Wide (1000+)

1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$42,322,801-61%4,2340$9,996$293,358,9062Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$41,689,758--4,099--$10,171$66,733,0811Fox
3Public Enemies$25,271,872--3,334--$7,580$40,142,1531Universal
4The Proposal$12,857,692-31%3,09941$4,149$94,336,7543Disney
5The Hangover$11,268,991-34%3,070-455$3,671$205,043,5745Warner Bros.
7My Sister's Keeper$5,787,774-53%2,6060$2,221$26,519,2352Warner Bros.
8The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$2,534,220-54%1,908-1087$1,328$58,507,8714Sony / Columbia
9Year One$2,324,861-61%2,240-784$1,038$38,301,5673Sony / Columbia
10Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,042,876-44%1,419-831$1,440$167,708,0477Fox