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. 13 - Sun, Apr. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)$14,064,921-25%2,377151$5,917$58,277,0293New Line
2Pretty Woman$10,117,891-10%1,7070$5,927$45,140,3704Disney
3The Hunt for Red October$4,261,262-15%1,702-63$2,504$67,227,3697Paramount
4Ernest Goes to Jail$4,249,910-31%1,95613$2,173$10,393,2822Disney
5The First Power$3,819,013-33%1,3364$2,859$9,496,7282Orion
6Crazy People$3,357,800--1,389--$2,417$3,357,8001Paramount
7I Love You to Death$2,655,375-34%1,09523$2,425$6,670,0152TriStar
8Driving Miss Daisy$2,243,724-30%1,387-141$1,618$66,869,16418Warner Bros.
9Cry-Baby$1,551,180-48%1,2367$1,255$4,556,0852Universal
10Opportunity Knocks$1,172,600-44%1,066-209$1,100$6,782,6003Universal