'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, May. 7 - Sun, May. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Iron Man 2$136,000,000--4,380--$31,050$136,000,0001Paramount
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$9,300,000-72%3,3320$2,791$48,660,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon$6,900,000-35%3,003-423$2,298$201,233,4937Paramount / DreamWorks
4Date Night$5,500,000-27%2,734-359$2,012$81,054,4685Fox
5The Back-up Plan$5,200,000-28%3,003-277$1,732$30,270,4693CBS Films
6Furry Vengeance$3,700,000-44%3,0025$1,233$11,321,9572Summit
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$2,700,000-54%2,157-580$1,252$158,203,0006Warner Bros.
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$2,000,000-51%1,706-565$1,172$38,223,1814Sony / Screen Gems
9The Losers$1,800,000-69%2,450-486$735$21,450,0003Warner Bros.

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