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, Feb. 27 - Sun, Mar. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors$8,880,555--1,343--$6,612$8,880,5551New Line
2Platoon$7,153,244-13%1,466175$4,879$55,705,75811Orion
3Outrageous Fortune$4,409,083-3%1,3160$3,350$27,097,9725Disney
4Hoosiers$3,653,562--1,039--$3,516$4,467,3215Orion
5Some Kind of Wonderful$3,486,701--1,082--$3,222$3,486,7011Paramount
6Over the Top$2,178,484-37%1,605-153$1,357$10,808,2413Warner Bros.
7Crocodile Dundee$1,747,675-17%1,050-136$1,664$101,118,24423Paramount