'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. 15 - Sun, Feb. 17

Wide (1000+)

1The Silence of the Lambs$11,607,948--1,497--$7,754$13,020,1621Orion
2Sleeping with the Enemy$11,394,738-17%1,46761$7,767$25,172,6812Fox
3King Ralph$8,327,550--1,617--$5,150$8,327,5501Universal
4Home Alone$7,376,44323%1,815-171$4,064$154,755,57814Fox
5Dances with Wolves$6,202,14159%1,5546$3,991$83,220,79613Orion
6L.A. Story$5,196,800-21%1,12029$4,640$11,813,7152TriStar
7The Neverending Story II$4,233,050-14%1,20820$3,504$9,145,1742Warner Bros.
8Nothing But Trouble$3,966,240--1,671--$2,374$3,966,2401Warner Bros.
9White Fang$3,115,52515%1,164-95$2,677$20,977,7855Disney