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, Jun. 1 - Sun, Jun. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Total Recall (1990)$25,533,944--2,060--$12,395$25,533,9441TriStar
2Back to the Future Part III$10,337,938-46%2,0256$5,105$38,097,7862Universal
3Bird on a Wire$6,350,305-50%1,96314$3,235$34,483,6503Universal
4Pretty Woman$4,755,105-42%1,791-12$2,655$94,217,42311Disney
5Cadillac Man$2,885,324-55%1,87834$1,536$16,067,3893Orion
6Fire Birds$2,611,812-59%2,0060$1,302$8,970,5732Disney
7Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)$1,953,695-35%1,777-193$1,099$92,205,56810New Line