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, Jan. 4 - Sun, Jan. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$12,626,851-50%2,17332$5,811$116,081,2968Fox
2The Godfather Part III$8,290,621-39%1,92221$4,314$14,678,3932Paramount
3Dances with Wolves$7,329,451-38%1,28213$5,717$52,672,3787Orion
4Edward Scissorhands$5,100,408-45%1,267158$4,026$26,862,6695Fox
5Look Who's Talking Too$4,213,026-29%1,64722$2,558$12,313,6664TriStar
6Misery$3,914,163-35%1,37041$2,857$35,283,9736Columbia
7Mermaids$3,704,258-40%1,00225$3,697$16,742,2124Orion
8Three Men and a Little Lady$3,528,204-51%1,61436$2,186$48,695,9417Disney
9The Bonfire of the Vanities$2,192,954-57%1,333-62$1,645$11,474,4283Warner Bros.
10The Rescuers Down Under$1,401,216-62%1,424-63$984$18,879,3398Disney