'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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 9 - Sun, Aug. 11

Wide (1000+)

1Elysium$30,500,000--3,284--$9,287$30,500,0001Sony / TriStar
2We're the Millers$26,555,000--3,260--$8,146$38,043,7831Warner Bros. / New Line
4Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$14,600,000--3,031--$4,817$23,457,0591Fox
52 Guns$11,128,000-59%3,0283$3,675$48,516,9052Universal
6The Smurfs 2$9,500,000-46%3,8671$2,457$46,643,5032Sony / Columbia
7The Wolverine$8,000,000-62%2,867-1057$2,790$111,986,1703Fox
8The Conjuring$6,700,000-49%2,650-465$2,528$120,744,9064Warner Bros. / New Line
9Despicable Me 2$5,748,000-43%2,395-812$2,400$338,314,1956Universal
10Grown Ups 2$3,700,000-53%2,102-973$1,760$123,840,9315Sony / Columbia
11Turbo$2,250,000-64%1,771-1214$1,270$75,019,9544Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Red 2$2,030,000-63%1,574-1181$1,290$49,441,2224Lionsgate / Summit
13The Heat$2,000,000-57%1,351-723$1,480$153,615,9457Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

1Blue Jasmine$2,523,35536%11969$21,205$6,219,1943Sony Pictures Classics
2Chennai Express$2,225,000--196--$11,352$2,421,0161UTV Motion Pictures
3Pacific Rim$1,540,000-66%980-823$1,571$96,769,5315Warner Bros.
4The Way, Way Back$1,500,000-45%780-221$1,923$16,320,1886Fox Searchlight
5Fruitvale Station$1,443,000-45%828-258$1,743$13,490,6605Weinstein Company
6World War Z$670,000-63%505-407$1,327$197,473,6328Paramount
7Monsters University$651,000-54%405-474$1,607$260,138,5168Disney
9The Lone Ranger$297,000-55%261-292$1,138$87,351,3126Disney
10Star Trek Into Darkness$290,000-39%256-44$1,133$226,803,22613Paramount
1120 Feet from Stardom$194,000-35%112-23$1,732$3,851,2849RADiUS-TWC
13Now You See Me$175,000-43%143-63$1,224$115,781,54011Lionsgate / Summit
14Fast & Furious 6$147,000-36%191-39$770$238,286,65512Universal
15The Croods$96,000-32%142-20$676$186,855,91621Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Spectacular Now$266,11935%1915$14,006$534,2222A24
2The Attack$87,849-6%43-1$2,043$1,363,8408Cohen Media Group
3In a World...$70,980--3--$23,660$70,9801Roadside Attractions
4Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$63,000-75%77-137$818$32,163,9676Lionsgate / Summit
5Unfinished Song$56,500-34%53-15$1,066$1,512,5238Weinstein Company
6Before Midnight$50,112-69%56-170$895$7,944,43912Sony Pictures Classics
7I'm So Excited$47,386-62%52-47$911$1,212,6907Sony Pictures Classics
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$41,500-23%52-6$798$4,170,35310Roadside Attractions
9Mud$35,200-42%43-19$819$21,541,22316Roadside Attractions
10Snake and Mongoose$21,000--1--$21,000$21,0001Rocky Mountain Pictures
11The Artist and the Model$19,224--5--$3,845$45,9382Cohen Media Group
12The Bling Ring$17,408-24%401$435$5,806,8869A24
13Only God Forgives$16,400-66%17-28$965$743,7284RADiUS-TWC
14Pain and Gain$11,00026%19-1$579$49,802,47916Paramount
15The Canyons$9,600-28%43$2,400$29,6862IFC Films