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, Aug. 14 - Sun, Aug. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stakeout$5,574,7828%1,01665$5,487$10,745,1852Disney
2The Living Daylights$5,004,732-35%1,680-47$2,979$23,762,2463MGM/UA
3Can't Buy Me Love$4,754,732--1,256--$3,786$4,754,7321Disney
4La Bamba$3,633,080-19%1,060-123$3,427$18,954,2814Columbia
5Masters of the Universe$2,961,304-39%1,1850$2,499$7,844,4722Cannon
6RoboCop (1987)$2,701,585-31%1,246-301$2,168$25,722,7905Orion
7The Lost Boys$2,671,299-33%1,002-25$2,666$11,916,7873Warner Bros.
8Summer School$2,121,735-38%1,315-44$1,613$16,202,2254Paramount
9Back to the Beach$2,109,111-35%1,0800$1,953$5,374,7712Paramount
10The Monster Squad$1,920,678--1,280--$1,501$1,920,6781TriStar