'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, Dec. 6 - Sun, Dec. 8

Wide (1000+)

1Frozen (2013)$29,000,000-57%3,7420$7,750$131,637,4363Disney
2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$27,500,000-63%4,1630$6,606$337,164,9563Lionsgate
3Out of the Furnace$5,500,000--2,101--$2,618$5,527,0761Relativity Media
4Thor: The Dark World$4,700,000-58%3,074-212$1,529$193,599,6425Disney
5Delivery Man$3,800,000-44%2,905-131$1,308$24,824,7823Disney / DreamWorks
6Homefront$3,300,000-52%2,5700$1,284$15,200,3902Open Road
7The Book Thief$2,800,000-42%1,31682$2,128$12,175,0555Fox
8The Best Man Holiday$2,700,000-67%1,577-140$1,712$67,265,6154Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

1Philomena$2,350,000-36%8350$2,814$8,322,6353Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.