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, Jul. 13 - Sun, Jul. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Hard 2: Die Harder$14,512,301-33%2,433-74$5,965$36,256,9622Fox
2Ghost$12,191,540--1,101--$11,073$12,191,5401Paramount
3Days of Thunder$8,168,248-24%2,3070$3,541$34,366,5883Paramount
4The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)$7,708,029--1,901--$4,055$7,708,0291Disney
5The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$6,374,391--1,245--$5,120$6,374,3911Fox
6Dick Tracy$4,826,867-27%1,813-396$2,662$59,657,4135Disney
7Quick Change$4,700,960--1,596--$2,945$4,700,9601Warner Bros.
8Total Recall (1990)$3,217,715-24%1,551-236$2,075$104,857,3857TriStar
9Another 48 HRS.$2,966,530-27%1,428-422$2,077$30,794,7476Paramount
10Jetsons: The Movie$2,850,120-43%1,5664$1,820$7,879,7602Universal