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. 8 - Sun, Dec. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The War of the Roses$9,488,794--1,259--$7,537$9,488,7941Fox
2Christmas Vacation$9,299,450-21%1,7440$5,332$21,049,6532Warner Bros.
3Back to the Future Part II$7,010,289-42%1,986120$3,530$69,485,7823Universal
4She-Devil$3,509,647--1,403--$2,502$3,509,6471Orion
5Steel Magnolias$3,021,928-38%1,03269$2,928$20,357,6444TriStar
6Harlem Nights$2,917,788-44%2,1800$1,338$35,354,1104Paramount
7Look Who's Talking$2,524,622-32%1,645-4$1,535$83,338,2239TriStar
8Prancer$1,651,747-14%1,659-69$996$10,551,5054Orion
9All Dogs Go to Heaven$1,527,708-32%1,572-19$972$13,507,7474MGM/UA
10The Bear$683,513-37%1,039-17$658$20,439,1677TriStar