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, Nov. 20 - Sun, Nov. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Running Man$5,671,495-30%1,6920$3,352$15,924,3622TriStar
2Cinderella (1987 re-issue)$5,165,881--1,646--$3,138$8,175,7181Disney
3Flowers in the Attic$5,020,317--1,051--$4,777$5,020,3171New World
4Fatal Attraction$4,926,600-22%1,39812$3,524$75,696,46410Paramount
5Teen Wolf Too$2,709,160--1,540--$1,759$2,709,1601Atlantic
6Hello Again$2,636,617-35%1,202-5$2,194$12,375,8563Disney
7Like Father, Like Son (1987)$1,015,006-41%1,003-169$1,012$27,405,4368TriStar