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, Dec. 16 - Sun, Dec. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Twins$7,779,919-30%1,44953$5,369$22,136,4522Universal
2Rain Man$7,005,719--1,248--$5,614$7,005,7191MGM/UA
3The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!$5,607,011-8%1,937361$2,895$21,059,0113Paramount
4Scrooged$4,561,210-2%1,797471$2,538$35,287,3814Paramount
5Dirty Rotten Scoundrels$3,840,498--1,466--$2,620$3,840,4981Orion
6Tequila Sunrise$3,008,168-25%1,394279$2,158$13,393,0653Warner Bros.
7Oliver & Company$2,302,040-8%1,165213$1,976$18,271,9555Disney
8The Land Before Time$1,511,640-30%1,326-58$1,140$22,832,9755Universal
9My Stepmother Is an Alien$1,105,886-46%1,1104$996$3,172,8662Columbia
10Ernest Saves Christmas$950,189-37%1,307-246$727$20,614,5556Disney