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. 18 - Sun, May. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bird on a Wire$15,338,160--1,944--$7,890$15,338,1601Universal
2Cadillac Man$6,712,079--1,826--$3,676$6,712,0791Orion
3Pretty Woman$6,253,391-18%1,81117$3,453$81,272,8959Disney
4Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)$3,284,334-11%2,026-241$1,621$87,265,6858New Line
5Tales From the Darkside: The Movie$1,928,810-35%1,5350$1,257$9,903,6313Paramount
6The Hunt for Red October$1,754,000-21%1,241-82$1,413$80,133,22212Paramount
7Spaced Invaders$1,331,884-33%1,426-350$934$10,946,6724Disney