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, Aug. 11 - Sun, Aug. 13

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Parenthood$9,672,060-8%1,30038$7,440$30,329,2962Universal
2The Abyss$9,319,797--1,533--$6,079$9,319,7971Fox
3A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child$8,115,176--1,902--$4,267$8,115,1761New Line
4Turner & Hooch$6,337,422-26%1,8880$3,357$27,067,9433Disney
5When Harry Met Sally...$6,197,100-15%1,17138$5,292$31,305,5075Columbia
6Lethal Weapon 2$6,071,683-24%1,8300$3,318$75,112,8496Warner Bros.
7Batman (1989)$5,025,131-25%1,777-295$2,828$222,975,6438Warner Bros.
8Lock Up$3,342,360-45%1,3842$2,415$9,367,8802TriStar
9Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$3,326,711-17%1,45115$2,293$63,954,0728Disney
10Young Einstein$2,051,886-34%1,2170$1,686$5,146,4672Warner Bros.