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. 16 - Sun, Nov. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$17,081,997--1,202--$14,211$17,081,9971Fox
2Rocky V$14,073,170--2,053--$6,855$14,073,1701MGM/UA
3Child's Play 2$5,002,535-53%2,01721$2,480$15,721,0552Universal
4The Rescuers Down Under$3,499,819--1,230--$2,845$3,499,8191Disney
5Ghost$3,001,897-30%1,7130$1,752$123,319,57719Paramount
6Jacob's Ladder$2,825,040-44%1,2642$2,235$15,411,6603TriStar
7Sibling Rivalry$1,579,836-48%1,361-94$1,161$11,867,3734Columbia
8Quigley Down Under$1,340,457-37%1,051-29$1,275$12,335,1025MGM
9Memphis Belle$1,238,791-42%1,059-161$1,170$18,216,5976Warner Bros.