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, Sep. 21 - Sun, Sep. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1All of Me$5,803,848--1,192--$4,869$5,803,8481Universal
2The Evil That Men Do$4,538,400--1,464--$3,100$4,538,4001TriStar
3Ghostbusters$2,850,201-18%1,389-48$2,052$201,032,19516Columbia
4Purple Rain$2,157,231-13%1,006-13$2,144$37,349,1269Warner Bros.
5Tightrope$2,053,476-38%1,140-237$1,801$32,887,0206Warner Bros.
6Until September$1,983,321--1,114--$1,780$1,983,3211MGM
7The Karate Kid (1984)$1,871,102-15%1,065-21$1,757$51,508,01214Columbia