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. 9 - Sun, Nov. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Child's Play 2$10,718,520--1,996--$5,370$10,718,5201Universal
2Jacob's Ladder$5,085,860-32%1,262210$4,030$12,586,6202TriStar
3Ghost$4,304,42234%1,7130$2,513$120,317,68018Paramount
4Sibling Rivalry$3,021,468-7%1,45510$2,077$10,287,5373Columbia
5Quigley Down Under$2,143,424-8%1,08045$1,985$10,994,6454MGM
6Memphis Belle$2,125,194-14%1,220-80$1,742$16,977,8065Warner Bros.
7Marked for Death$1,877,172-27%1,321-232$1,421$32,199,8486Fox
8Graveyard Shift$1,103,589-57%1,272-331$868$8,739,8733Paramount