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, Mar. 4 - Sun, Mar. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Good Morning, Vietnam$5,141,491-2%1,591-7$3,232$56,415,62111Disney
2Moving$4,022,782--1,404--$2,865$4,022,7821Warner Bros.
3Frantic$3,717,362-15%1,1010$3,376$8,076,7862Warner Bros.
4Moonstruck$3,287,038-3%1,177-1$2,793$35,086,85312MGM
5Three Men and a Baby$3,142,90410%1,472-143$2,135$102,890,46716Disney
6Shoot to Kill$3,115,996-11%1,283-199$2,429$17,259,3524Disney
7Action Jackson (1988)$1,811,093-26%1,107-136$1,636$13,277,4044Lorimar