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, Mar. 21 - Sun, Mar. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Police Academy 3: Back in Training$9,049,586--1,788--$5,061$9,049,5861Warner Bros.
2Gung Ho$4,953,549-31%1,1500$4,307$12,124,3792Paramount
3Pretty in Pink$3,144,471-25%1,112-5$2,828$18,296,0974Paramount
4The Color Purple$2,865,833-5%1,082-25$2,649$54,466,77114Warner Bros.
5Down and Out in Beverly Hills$2,519,957-12%1,031-47$2,444$37,088,5388Disney
6The Care Bears Movie 2$2,489,750--1,446--$1,722$2,489,7503Columbia
7House$1,190,562-46%1,014-326$1,174$12,984,3744New World
8GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords$531,905--1,045--$509$531,9051Atlantic