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. 25 - Sun, Jan. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$7,268,334-24%2,106-6$3,451$133,162,64211Fox
2Awakenings$4,885,543-36%1,32514$3,687$22,133,2906Columbia
3White Fang$4,762,521-16%1,16759$4,081$10,403,2332Disney
4Dances with Wolves$4,306,517-25%1,3021$3,308$68,324,87910Orion
5Flight of the Intruder$2,759,650-52%1,4890$1,853$8,484,7832Paramount
6Lionheart$2,534,375-48%1,465-20$1,730$14,511,7413Universal
7Edward Scissorhands$2,015,937-39%1,36849$1,474$35,859,2618Fox
8The Godfather Part III$1,792,120-46%1,104-254$1,623$24,107,9695Paramount
9Not Without My Daughter$1,753,420-43%1,054-87$1,664$8,658,9263MGM
10Mermaids$1,405,758-34%1,092-62$1,287$22,577,5917Orion