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. 13 - Sun, Mar. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lethal Weapon$7,104,4154%1,2560$5,656$13,934,3642Warner Bros.
2A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors$5,032,897-25%1,365-13$3,687$20,657,1643New Line
3Platoon$4,664,176-24%1,5562$2,998$66,479,74613Orion
4Some Kind of Wonderful$2,618,151-16%1,0820$2,420$9,220,6083Paramount
5Witchboard$2,582,408--1,068--$2,418$2,677,8434Cinema Group
6Outrageous Fortune$2,570,442-22%1,139-112$2,257$32,975,4557Disney
7Hoosiers$2,443,955-14%1,043-5$2,343$9,758,1259Orion