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, Jun. 21 - Sun, Jun. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$18,289,665-29%2,3690$7,720$43,915,2672Warner Bros.
2City Slickers$10,755,126-5%2,06564$5,208$35,061,2573Columbia
3Dying Young$9,725,885--1,552--$6,267$9,725,8851Fox
4The Rocketeer$9,600,754--1,616--$5,941$9,600,7541Disney
5Backdraft$4,514,250-13%1,950-33$2,315$40,986,8625Universal
6What About Bob?$2,917,871-14%1,707-88$1,709$38,036,3756Disney
7Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead$2,799,143-18%1,699-118$1,648$10,431,3683Warner Bros.
8Soapdish$2,715,641-16%1,2750$2,130$17,085,3354Paramount
9Thelma and Louise$2,627,7126%1,166-14$2,254$18,398,7615MGM