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, Sep. 13 - Sun, Sep. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare$12,966,525--1,862--$6,964$12,966,5251New Line
2Terminator 2: Judgment Day$2,481,751-20%1,651-149$1,503$190,750,38411TriStar
3Hot Shots!$2,249,098-17%1,700-191$1,323$40,114,7187Fox
4Doc Hollywood$2,219,402-17%1,646-18$1,348$32,742,8557Warner Bros.
5Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$1,843,454-12%1,469-37$1,255$102,424,61614Warner Bros.
6Child's Play 3$1,427,550-52%1,842-288$775$10,149,7953Universal
7City Slickers$1,323,674-10%1,180-35$1,122$78,943,87715Columbia
8Double Impact$1,002,556-35%1,175-255$853$19,761,4786Columbia