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, Mar. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II$13,049,622-35%2,8680$4,550$33,080,0952New Line
2The Silence of the Lambs$5,780,994-14%1,6168$3,577$55,153,8807Orion
3Dances with Wolves$5,406,36644%1,62183$3,335$106,743,04519Orion
4Career Opportunities$4,024,800--1,440--$2,795$4,024,8001Universal
5Sleeping with the Enemy$3,230,666-19%1,478-39$2,186$49,155,7308Fox
6Class Action$3,043,522-29%1,13224$2,689$11,525,1903Fox
7Home Alone$2,433,479-12%1,7625$1,381$175,066,18320Fox
8The Hard Way$2,061,150-31%1,510-119$1,365$15,378,6804Universal
9The Doors$1,500,750-34%1,035-151$1,450$22,209,1625TriStar
10The Perfect Weapon$1,390,545-38%1,082-147$1,285$7,561,0763Paramount