Grosses

'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, Jul. 20 - Sun, Jul. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghostbusters$8,492,556-13%1,468-2$5,785$130,134,4157Columbia
2Best Defense$7,872,297--1,425--$5,524$7,872,2971Paramount
3Gremlins$5,517,823-11%1,5370$3,590$67,213,0437Warner Bros.
4The Karate Kid (1984)$4,248,830-11%1,06736$3,982$23,839,0775Columbia
5The Last Starfighter$3,659,470-39%1,286-1$2,846$9,671,1652Universal
6The Muppets Take Manhattan$3,647,069-17%1,2610$2,892$8,063,0912TriStar
7Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom$3,060,056-25%1,022-265$2,994$105,567,9009Paramount
8Bachelor Party$2,963,397-27%1,078-111$2,749$16,830,4984Fox
9Cannonball Run II$1,323,875-52%1,012-507$1,308$17,820,6284Warner Bros.