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, Nov. 28 - Sun, Nov. 30

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home$16,881,888--1,349--$12,514$25,402,3661Paramount
2An American Tail$7,412,81542%1,2493$5,935$12,647,2612Universal
3Crocodile Dundee$7,266,86731%1,4950$4,861$60,860,97810Paramount
4Song of the South (1986 re-issue)$5,205,17524%1,52924$3,404$9,408,2862Disney
5The Color of Money$3,204,80628%1,170-13$2,739$30,125,5527Disney
6Firewalker$2,935,614-29%1,1200$2,621$7,065,9372Cannon
7Peggy Sue Got Married$2,643,64013%1,058-47$2,499$29,554,5948TriStar
8Soul Man$2,438,76811%1,220-100$1,999$18,889,5026New World