'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, Nov. 15 - Sun, Nov. 17

Wide (1000+)

1Thor: The Dark World$38,454,000-55%3,8410$10,011$146,965,1142Disney
2The Best Man Holiday$30,600,000--2,024--$15,119$30,600,0001Universal
3Last Vegas$8,865,000-20%3,237155$2,739$46,957,9833CBS Films
4Free Birds$8,300,000-25%3,510-226$2,365$42,218,2053Relativity Media
5Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$7,670,000-32%3,1903$2,404$90,201,6384Paramount
6Gravity$6,280,000-26%2,560-160$2,453$240,555,6147Warner Bros.
7Ender's Game$6,200,000-40%3,236-171$1,916$53,776,5843Lionsgate / Summit
812 Years a Slave$4,700,000-30%1,411267$3,331$24,948,7855Fox Searchlight
9Captain Phillips$4,500,000-21%2,626-20$1,714$97,617,4586Sony / Columbia
10About Time$3,462,000-27%1,28080$2,705$11,567,6483Universal
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$1,950,000-30%1,645-191$1,185$113,016,4988Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

1Dallas Buyers Club$1,784,924179%184149$9,701$3,045,8603Focus
2All Is Lost$978,805-13%48384$2,027$4,281,4095Roadside Attractions
3Carrie (2013)$575,000-55%933-579$616$35,045,9115Sony / Screen Gems
4Escape Plan$550,000-35%687-362$801$24,123,5535Lionsgate / Summit
5Enough Said$510,000-20%393-36$1,298$16,592,7149Fox Searchlight
6Despicable Me 2$415,000-13%305-5$1,361$365,940,67020Universal
7The Counselor$350,000-57%481-541$728$16,582,2514Fox
8Blue Is the Warmest Color$274,00010%10837$2,537$1,150,9854IFC Films
9Rush (2013)$103,000-16%131-33$786$26,911,7349Universal
10Lee Daniels' The Butler$101,000-28%176-38$574$115,473,94814Weinstein Company
11Insidious Chapter 2$99,000-30%167-62$593$83,189,29610FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Book Thief$425,000305%2925$14,655$568,5182Fox
2Nebraska$140,000--4--$35,000$140,0001Paramount Vantage
3Kill Your Darlings$128,96255%7139$1,816$499,0555Sony Pictures Classics
4The Christmas Candle$75,584--5--$15,117$75,5841EchoLight Studios
5Blue Jasmine$66,610-19%52-8$1,281$32,619,79017Sony Pictures Classics
6Diana$52,777-42%82-18$644$295,9193eOne Films US
7The Armstrong Lie$37,61530%1813$2,090$77,7452Sony Pictures Classics
8Instructions Not Included$33,000-10%47-5$702$44,241,26012Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Wadjda$29,973-48%40-19$749$1,284,29510Sony Pictures Classics
10Pulling Strings$29,000-42%760$382$5,830,3787Lionsgate / Pantelion
11The Great Beauty$23,000--1--$23,000$23,0001Janus Films
12I'm in Love with a Church Girl$21,000-62%55-19$382$2,206,8525High Top Releasing
13American Promise$12,95058%63$2,158$94,0105Rada Film Group
14The Broken Circle Breakdown$12,840128%64$2,140$30,6513Tribeca Film
15Spinning Plates$11,315-12%60$1,886$76,1354The Film Arcade
16Inequality for All$11,195-53%20-17$560$1,146,8748RADiUS-TWC
17Charlie Countryman$8,579--15--$572$8,5791Millennium Entertainment
18Go for Sisters$7,75029%20$3,875$16,4252Variance Films
19Dear Mr. Watterson$6,820--4--$1,705$6,8201Submarine Deluxe
2020 Feet from Stardom$6,16719%73$881$4,763,46023RADiUS-TWC
21Casting By$6,110--1--$6,110$17,8603Submarine Deluxe
22The World's End$3,937-39%8-1$492$25,989,87513Focus