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, Jan. 16 - Sun, Jan. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Critical Condition$5,715,701--1,343--$4,256$5,715,7011Paramount
2Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home$4,056,512-1%1,479-397$2,743$60,099,4469Paramount
3The Golden Child$3,921,103-13%1,565-92$2,505$44,638,2676Paramount
4Crocodile Dundee$3,580,01010%1,315-44$2,722$86,596,37117Paramount
5Little Shop of Horrors$3,222,0665%1,183325$2,724$18,987,1365Warner Bros.
6Wanted: Dead or Alive$2,845,836--1,017--$2,798$2,845,8361New World
7Three Amigos$1,412,077-39%1,116-349$1,265$23,175,1496Orion
8Lady and the Tramp (re-issue) (1986)$1,263,202-37%1,171-132$1,079$15,644,9385Disney