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, May. 3 - Sun, May. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oscar$4,164,218-18%1,3913$2,994$9,255,2452Disney
2One Good Cop$3,360,277--1,353--$2,484$3,360,2771Disney
3A Kiss Before Dying$3,068,580-29%1,54219$1,990$7,416,7452Universal
4Toy Soldiers$3,005,880-28%1,3544$2,220$7,188,1802TriStar
5Out for Justice$2,768,639-31%1,791-213$1,546$24,319,5974Warner Bros.
6The Silence of the Lambs$2,540,581-2%1,619-8$1,569$72,668,85412Orion
7Mortal Thoughts$2,020,049-37%1,1900$1,698$11,312,4693Columbia
8Dances with Wolves$1,838,329-11%1,478-119$1,244$121,069,45624Orion
9Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II$1,672,384-30%1,850-407$904$55,250,3127New Line
10Sleeping with the Enemy$1,101,281-21%1,079-200$1,021$58,663,89113Fox