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, Apr. 29 - Sun, May. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Colors$6,524,53672%1,372892$4,755$15,074,9943Orion
2Beetlejuice$5,018,285-19%1,5827$3,172$35,063,2415Warner Bros.
3Casual Sex?$2,435,125-37%1,2651$1,925$6,275,1572Universal
4Biloxi Blues$2,103,675-25%1,162-84$1,810$25,922,2456Universal
5Sunset$2,031,678--1,023--$1,986$2,031,6781TriStar
6Critters 2: The Main Course$1,898,751--1,114--$1,704$1,898,7511New Line
7The Unholy$1,244,477-47%1,010-179$1,232$3,597,9292Vestron