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, Dec. 25 - Sun, Dec. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Three Men and a Baby$10,305,22737%1,80451$5,712$43,672,0746Disney
2Eddie Murphy Raw$8,604,265-5%1,494103$5,759$17,681,5892Paramount
3Throw Momma From the Train$6,760,89019%1,619105$4,176$19,760,6043Orion
4*batteries not included$4,084,57023%1,35729$3,010$7,411,1002Universal
5Planes, Trains and Automobiles$4,029,70853%1,68474$2,393$22,446,4896Paramount
6Fatal Attraction$3,086,152104%1,23461$2,501$90,920,35115Paramount
7Overboard$2,908,31455%1,124-2$2,587$4,788,3202MGM
8Nuts$2,003,41646%1,1120$1,802$16,064,1226Warner Bros.
9Cinderella (1987 re-issue)$1,623,02348%1,545242$1,051$22,850,8866Disney
10Leonard Part 6$1,050,249-20%1,1497$914$2,366,5862Columbia