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, May. 12 - Sun, May. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1See No Evil, Hear No Evil$7,098,741--1,677--$4,233$7,098,7411TriStar
2Field of Dreams$5,777,3606%1,028395$5,620$13,310,9474Universal
3K-9$4,452,660-28%1,7066$2,610$18,066,7953Universal
4Pet Sematary$3,969,591-37%1,5850$2,504$30,734,4624Paramount
5Major League$2,310,940-36%1,5570$1,484$31,168,6946Paramount
6Rain Man$1,241,578-22%1,119-99$1,110$102,831,28422MGM/UA
7The Dream Team$1,150,560-35%1,028-205$1,119$18,450,3456Universal
8Listen to Me$934,088-48%1,285-21$727$2,723,8472Columbia