'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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 24 - Sun, Feb. 26

Wide (1000+)

1The 'Burbs$6,024,480-46%1,9564$3,080$17,125,6772Universal
2Rain Man$4,711,275-29%1,5900$2,963$70,293,21811MGM/UA
3Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$4,658,485-24%1,22832$3,794$10,826,1362Orion
4Three Fugitives$2,739,598-40%1,354-20$2,023$24,337,8545Disney
6The Fly II$2,058,775-52%1,310-218$1,572$13,131,2953Fox
7Mississippi Burning$1,530,823-35%1,125-9$1,361$19,449,64712Orion