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, Dec. 12 - Sun, Dec. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Golden Child$11,549,711--1,667--$6,928$11,549,7111Paramount
2Three Amigos$5,939,000--1,385--$4,288$5,939,0001Orion
3Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home$5,062,450-43%1,3490$3,753$46,573,3413Paramount
4Heartbreak Ridge$4,721,454-42%1,4700$3,212$12,822,2942Warner Bros.
5An American Tail$2,613,420-35%1,196-53$2,185$19,280,5714Universal
6Crocodile Dundee$2,273,536-40%1,435-52$1,584$66,938,13912Paramount
7Song of the South (1986 re-issue)$1,014,133-49%1,207-281$840$12,425,2194Disney