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. 11 - Sun, Mar. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Good Morning, Vietnam$4,369,592-15%1,579-12$2,767$60,785,21312Disney
2Vice Versa$4,050,779--1,225--$3,307$4,050,7791Columbia
3Masquerade (1988)$3,500,259--1,030--$3,398$3,500,2591MGM
4Off Limits$2,796,111--1,366--$2,047$2,796,1111Fox
5Moonstruck$2,657,247-19%1,155-22$2,301$37,744,10013MGM
6Frantic$2,602,500-30%1,054-47$2,469$10,679,2863Warner Bros.
7Three Men and a Baby$2,551,252-19%1,348-124$1,893$105,441,71917Disney
8Moving$2,432,499-40%1,4040$1,733$6,455,2812Warner Bros.
9Shoot to Kill$2,028,559-35%1,037-246$1,956$19,287,9115Disney