'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, Mar. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

Wide (1000+)

1G.I. Joe: Retaliation$38,000,000--3,719--$10,218$48,506,8751Paramount
2The Croods$27,500,000-37%4,06519$6,765$89,682,0772Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$22,000,000--2,047--$10,747$22,000,0001Lionsgate
4Olympus Has Fallen$13,500,000-56%3,1068$4,346$54,242,6692FilmDistrict
5The Host (2013)$13,200,000--3,202--$4,122$13,200,0001Open Road
6Oz: The Great and Powerful$11,300,000-48%3,324-481$3,400$197,972,4004Disney
7The Call$4,500,000-49%2,439-68$1,845$39,180,2163Sony / TriStar
9Spring Breakers$2,500,000-49%1,379275$1,813$9,800,2893A24
10The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$1,350,000-69%1,575-1585$857$20,636,6213Warner Bros. / New Line
11Identity Thief$1,100,000-58%1,082-1084$1,017$129,917,8908Universal
12Jack the Giant Slayer$1,000,000-66%1,080-1480$926$61,380,3225Warner Bros. / New Line

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