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. 20 - Sun, Jul. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost$12,523,2953%1,400299$8,945$24,714,8352Paramount
2Die Hard 2: Die Harder$10,019,244-31%2,325-108$4,309$46,276,2063Fox
3Arachnophobia$8,045,760--1,479--$5,440$8,045,7601Disney
4Navy Seals$6,543,832--1,341--$4,880$6,543,8321Orion
5The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)$6,055,527-21%1,92322$3,149$13,763,5562Disney
6Days of Thunder$5,537,495-32%2,187-120$2,532$39,904,0834Paramount
7Quick Change$3,268,686-30%1,595-1$2,049$7,969,6462Warner Bros.
8Dick Tracy$3,116,433-35%1,672-141$1,864$62,773,8466Disney
9The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$2,964,496-53%1,26318$2,347$9,338,8872Fox
10Total Recall (1990)$2,154,263-33%1,302-249$1,655$108,571,1968TriStar