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. 29 - Sun, Jul. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Days of Thunder$15,490,445--2,307--$6,715$15,490,4451Paramount
2Dick Tracy$10,101,204-35%2,3320$4,332$48,191,9523Disney
3Robocop 2$6,375,336-55%1,7724$3,598$20,520,7472Orion
4Total Recall (1990)$6,000,640-28%1,961-170$3,060$91,549,1025TriStar
5Another 48 HRS.$5,408,542-29%2,063-238$2,622$23,769,1074Paramount
6Ghost Dad$4,803,480--1,213--$3,960$4,803,4801Universal
7Gremlins 2: The New Batch$4,587,698-35%2,137-18$2,147$21,367,6163Warner Bros.
8Betsy's Wedding$3,247,099-30%1,05810$3,069$7,909,5872Disney
9Pretty Woman$3,107,882-8%1,305-179$2,382$108,504,78615Disney
10Back to the Future Part III$2,922,014-24%1,546-192$1,890$68,924,7606Universal