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. 12 - Sun, Jul. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Back to the Future$10,554,410-5%1,43515$7,355$32,581,0812Universal
2Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome$7,283,714--1,474--$4,941$7,283,7141Warner Bros.
3Cocoon$4,986,972-21%1,102-61$4,525$26,604,1284Fox
4Rambo: First Blood Part II$4,337,520-33%1,674-146$2,591$116,618,7868TriStar
5Pale Rider$4,016,870-43%1,688-22$2,380$20,168,7883Warner Bros.
6Explorers$3,607,340--1,750--$2,061$3,607,3401Paramount
7Silverado$3,522,897--1,168--$3,016$3,522,8971Columbia
8St. Elmo's Fire$2,915,667-28%1,091-116$2,672$13,104,0313Columbia
9The Emerald Forest$2,785,237-36%1,030-80$2,704$7,130,3872Embassy
10The Goonies$2,200,163-44%1,225-448$1,796$34,458,4046Warner Bros.