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, Aug. 17 - Sun, Aug. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Exorcist III$9,312,219--1,288--$7,230$9,312,2191Fox
2Ghost$8,364,565-12%1,7660$4,736$64,406,2026Paramount
3Flatliners$7,056,904-30%1,424105$4,956$17,091,5892Columbia
4My Blue Heaven$6,207,092--1,859--$3,339$6,207,0921Warner Bros.
5Presumed Innocent$6,101,374-23%1,423-28$4,288$35,898,8844Warner Bros.
6Air America$4,735,980-41%1,9020$2,490$12,800,4602TriStar
7Taking Care of Business$3,620,054--1,074--$3,371$3,620,0541Disney
8Problem Child$3,312,800-32%1,640-129$2,020$25,028,9204Universal
9Young Guns II$3,118,748-34%1,461-309$2,135$15,845,3853Fox
10Die Hard 2: Die Harder$2,149,899-30%1,234-457$1,742$62,274,2247Fox