'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, Mar. 7 - Sun, Mar. 9

Wide (1000+)

1300: Rise of an Empire$45,050,000--3,470--$12,983$45,050,0001Warner Bros.
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$32,500,000--3,934--$8,261$32,500,0001Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Non-Stop (2014)$15,400,000-47%3,11323$4,947$52,138,9252Universal
4The LEGO Movie$11,005,000-47%3,290-480$3,345$224,971,6125Warner Bros.
5Son of God$10,000,000-61%3,27111$3,057$41,494,8952Fox
6The Monuments Men$3,100,000-37%2,001-1001$1,549$70,601,6435Sony / Columbia
73 Days to Kill$3,062,000-38%2,348-524$1,304$25,556,2173Relativity Media
8Frozen (2013)$3,010,000-17%1,660-86$1,813$393,050,11416Disney
912 Years a Slave$2,175,000123%1,065654$2,042$53,107,03521Fox Searchlight
10Ride Along$2,004,000-34%1,323-546$1,515$129,968,0808Universal
11RoboCop (2014)$2,000,000-56%1,714-1171$1,167$54,746,1084Sony / Columbia
12About Last Night$1,650,000-51%1,074-730$1,536$46,498,3904Sony / Screen Gems
13Pompeii$1,600,000-63%1,658-1000$965$21,068,0283Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

1American Hustle$1,100,000-43%605-340$1,818$148,430,90813Sony / Columbia
2Gravity$900,0001%38444$2,344$271,812,60623Warner Bros.
3The Wind Rises$871,000-43%4960$1,756$3,458,2303Disney
4Philomena$708,000-41%670-427$1,057$35,931,74716Weinstein Company
5The Wolf of Wall Street$700,000-43%359-146$1,950$115,702,85711Paramount
6Dallas Buyers Club$637,00047%31296$2,042$26,206,60719Focus
7Endless Love (2014)$434,000-72%536-1338$810$23,128,7904Universal
8Lone Survivor$411,000-60%472-545$871$124,118,25611Universal
9The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$338,00059%333118$1,015$257,391,30713Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Nut Job$316,000-52%490-262$645$61,399,6078Open Road
11Repentance$290,000-42%1575$1,847$912,0972Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
12Her (2013)$264,000-37%155-95$1,703$25,000,17812Warner Bros.
13That Awkward Moment$221,000-60%188-420$1,176$25,589,6266Focus
14Nebraska$200,000-49%180-109$1,111$17,482,51717Paramount Vantage
15Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$155,000-89%304-1013$510$127,256,37712Paramount
16August: Osage County$125,000-48%196-150$638$37,304,45611Weinstein Company
17The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$125,000-33%133-65$940$424,094,84316Lionsgate
18Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$120,000-56%107-260$1,121$50,108,0348Paramount
19Stalingrad (2014)$105,000-79%143-165$734$862,6092Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Grand Budapest Hotel$800,000--4--$200,000$800,0001Fox Searchlight
2Tim's Vermeer$180,09340%6512$2,771$727,2496Sony Pictures Classics
3The Great Beauty$159,63289%7729$2,073$2,443,33717Janus Films
4The Lunchbox$126,443184%1310$9,726$190,2832Sony Pictures Classics
5Gloria (2014)$107,400-27%75-27$1,432$1,769,6427Roadside Attractions
6I, Frankenstein$55,000-58%92-77$598$18,955,0987Lionsgate
7Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me$48,300163%2317$2,100$116,1213IFC Films
8Labor Day (2013)$45,000-6%84-23$536$13,320,6006Paramount
9The Legend Of Hercules$36,000-49%61-28$590$18,816,7939Lionsgate / Summit
10Particle Fever$34,800--3--$11,600$41,7011Abramorama / Bond 360
11The Face of Love$25,800--3--$8,600$25,8001IFC Films
12Beijing Love Story$12,000-71%6-5$2,000$412,9484China Lion Film
13In Bloom$2,307133%42$577$35,6499Big World Pictures