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. 31 - Sun, Apr. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rain Man$5,537,16584%1,58139$3,502$88,711,59816MGM/UA
2Fletch Lives$4,276,130-24%1,511-1$2,830$17,969,2103Universal
3The Rescuers (1989 re-issue)$2,846,003-9%1,4820$1,920$9,596,5093Disney
4Lean on Me$2,290,174-20%1,071-13$2,138$18,381,3735Warner Bros.
5Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$1,973,375-6%1,313-7$1,503$25,210,9597Orion
6Leviathan (1989)$1,937,141-29%1,307-86$1,482$9,696,8163MGM
7Dead Bang$1,789,884-37%1,070-3$1,673$4,637,5742Warner Bros.
8Chances Are$1,750,825-19%1,187-3$1,475$10,099,4094TriStar