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. 25 - Sun, Mar. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Biloxi Blues$7,093,325--1,239--$5,725$7,093,3251Universal
2Johnny Be Good$5,249,388--1,168--$4,494$5,249,3881Orion
3The Fox and the Hound (1988 re-issue)$4,819,215--1,567--$3,075$4,819,2151Disney
4Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach$3,689,799-40%1,7000$2,170$9,796,4602Warner Bros.
5Good Morning, Vietnam$3,322,396-18%1,486-37$2,236$68,138,45714Disney
6Masquerade (1988)$2,007,330-27%1,002-29$2,003$8,252,8853MGM
7Vice Versa$1,810,179-41%1,219-6$1,485$8,926,8243Columbia
8Moonstruck$1,747,446-25%1,041-83$1,679$41,816,16115MGM
9Three Men and a Baby$1,671,792-23%1,082-80$1,545$109,281,65819Disney