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, Jan. 15 - Sun, Jan. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Three Men and a Baby$7,973,618-2%1,8139$4,398$72,872,5969Disney
2Return of the Living Dead Part II$3,647,254--1,467--$2,486$3,647,2541Lorimar
3The Couch Trip$3,351,891--1,332--$2,516$3,351,8911Lorimar
4Throw Momma From the Train$2,814,646-24%1,535-88$1,834$33,199,7156Orion
5Eddie Murphy Raw$2,758,795-30%1,221-267$2,259$30,810,3775Paramount
6Fatal Attraction$2,048,816-22%1,054-219$1,944$99,020,38718Paramount
7*batteries not included$1,854,690-35%1,222-124$1,518$16,938,3005Universal
8Planes, Trains and Automobiles$1,421,230-47%1,081-490$1,315$30,552,0769Paramount