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, Nov. 2 - Sun, Nov. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jacob's Ladder$7,500,760--1,052--$7,130$7,500,7601TriStar
2Sibling Rivalry$3,248,139-19%1,445-3$2,248$7,266,0692Columbia
3Ghost$3,216,4915%1,713-53$1,878$116,013,25817Paramount
4Marked for Death$2,584,454-25%1,553-101$1,664$30,322,6765Fox
5Graveyard Shift$2,553,984-50%1,6030$1,593$7,636,2842Paramount
6Memphis Belle$2,482,103-19%1,300-32$1,909$14,852,6124Warner Bros.
7Quigley Down Under$2,341,152-12%1,035-59$2,262$8,851,2213MGM