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. 15 - Sun, Jul. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coming to America$10,417,790-22%2,0640$5,047$30,765,3393Paramount
2The Dead Pool$9,071,330--1,831--$4,954$9,071,3301Warner Bros.
3Who Framed Roger Rabbit$8,589,255-25%1,31428$6,537$32,158,1634Disney
4Bambi (1988 re-issue)$7,216,741--1,483--$4,866$7,216,7411Disney
5Big$5,034,273-2%1,346-38$3,740$46,691,5197Fox
6Bull Durham$3,312,771-15%1,134-87$2,921$22,658,5245Orion
7Short Circuit 2$3,228,176-16%1,3482$2,395$7,071,2432TriStar
8License to Drive$2,916,248-24%1,2252$2,381$6,767,1822Fox
9Arthur 2: On the Rocks$2,902,346-44%1,4260$2,035$8,053,3082Warner Bros.
10Crocodile Dundee II$2,292,160-29%1,248-410$1,837$52,792,8438Paramount