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. 22 - Sun, Jun. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dick Tracy$15,546,837-31%2,3320$6,667$38,090,7482Disney
2Robocop 2$14,145,411--1,768--$8,001$14,145,4111Orion
3Total Recall (1990)$8,278,560-19%2,13136$3,885$81,425,1734TriStar
4Another 48 HRS.$7,636,311-29%2,3010$3,319$18,360,5653Paramount
5Gremlins 2: The New Batch$7,077,114-27%2,15580$3,284$16,779,9182Warner Bros.
6Betsy's Wedding$4,662,488--1,048--$4,449$4,662,4881Disney
7Back to the Future Part III$3,849,686-21%1,738-332$2,215$64,147,4915Universal
8Pretty Woman$3,371,7801%1,484-118$2,272$105,396,90414Disney
9Bird on a Wire$2,647,800-16%1,471-149$1,800$45,101,5506Universal