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, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$11,617,249-18%2,017253$5,760$78,306,0395Fox
2Look Who's Talking Too$8,100,640--1,576--$5,140$8,100,6401TriStar
3Edward Scissorhands$6,325,2493863%1,0231021$6,183$6,484,8712Fox
4Dances with Wolves$4,471,916-17%1,196145$3,739$27,537,3714Orion
5Misery$4,002,586-44%1,3023$3,074$21,186,4673Columbia
6The Rookie (1990)$3,512,765-36%1,8620$1,887$9,022,8212Warner Bros.
7Three Men and a Little Lady$2,721,656-41%1,2864$2,116$34,434,6654Disney
8Predator 2$1,178,367-44%1,312-497$898$16,212,1855Fox
9Rocky V$1,009,699-44%1,661-432$608$27,890,9695MGM/UA
10The Rescuers Down Under$906,438-36%1,216-21$745$12,229,5045Disney