'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, Nov. 30 - Sun, Dec. 2

Wide (1000+)

1Home Alone$14,386,876-31%1,34258$10,720$52,456,6343Fox
3Three Men and a Little Lady$8,036,576-42%1,2821$6,269$27,137,1922Disney
4Dances with Wolves$7,024,913-26%1,0535$6,671$17,679,8762Orion
5Predator 2$4,147,403-53%1,97828$2,097$12,932,3463Fox
6Rocky V$3,303,522-57%2,10653$1,569$25,080,4323MGM/UA
7The Rescuers Down Under$2,004,870-54%1,2370$1,621$9,900,8973Disney
9Child's Play 2$1,345,465-58%1,439-507$935$20,287,1504Universal
10Jacob's Ladder$825,970-57%1,09411$755$18,141,5445TriStar