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, Jul. 8 - Sun, Jul. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coming to America$13,342,707-26%2,0640$6,464$20,347,5492Paramount
2Who Framed Roger Rabbit$11,519,011--1,286--$8,957$23,568,9083Disney
3Arthur 2: On the Rocks$5,150,962--1,426--$3,612$5,150,9621Warner Bros.
4Big$5,136,787-22%1,384-35$3,712$41,657,2466Fox
5Bull Durham$3,909,540-26%1,221-76$3,202$19,345,7534Orion
6License to Drive$3,850,934--1,223--$3,149$3,850,9341Fox
7Short Circuit 2$3,843,067--1,346--$2,855$3,843,0671TriStar
8Crocodile Dundee II$3,216,665-39%1,658-447$1,940$50,500,6837Paramount
9Phantasm II$3,012,285--1,227--$2,455$3,012,2851Universal
10The Great Outdoors$2,662,660-43%1,274-156$2,090$19,559,4954Universal