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, May. 8 - Sun, May. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Secret of My Success$3,836,710-17%1,3374$2,870$29,210,8925Universal
2Blind Date$1,977,346-14%1,181-118$1,674$27,488,8007TriStar
3Project X (1987)$1,375,995-32%1,019-5$1,350$9,399,9844Fox
4Lethal Weapon$1,374,328-18%1,064-68$1,292$40,207,94110Warner Bros.
5Platoon$1,289,247-18%1,203-103$1,072$89,354,58621Orion
6Extreme Prejudice$1,215,923-41%1,069-2$1,137$6,775,7663TriStar
7Malone$658,919-52%1,263-63$522$2,036,6102Orion Pictures