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. 21 - Sun, Apr. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pet Sematary$12,046,179--1,585--$7,600$12,046,1791Paramount
2Major League$5,231,854-26%1,6150$3,240$21,138,9283Paramount
3Say Anything$3,804,407-6%1,1130$3,418$7,862,9032Fox
4The Dream Team$3,238,980-25%1,459105$2,220$13,249,5603Universal
5Rain Man$2,377,533-23%1,391-159$1,709$98,274,13019MGM/UA
6Red Scorpion$1,972,994--1,268--$1,556$1,972,9941Shapiro-Glickenhaus
7Disorganized Crime$1,617,125-43%1,4620$1,106$4,457,2912Disney
8Speed Zone!$1,475,494--1,195--$1,235$1,475,4941Orion Pictures
9Fletch Lives$861,000-46%1,025-321$840$23,032,5806Universal