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, Nov. 8 - Sun, Nov. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Curly Sue$4,957,474-7%1,6340$3,034$15,254,1593Warner Bros.
2The People Under the Stairs$4,403,248-20%1,8500$2,380$9,925,4982Universal
3Billy Bathgate$3,745,961-8%1,174262$3,191$7,797,5512Disney
4All I Want for Christmas$3,645,720--1,507--$2,419$3,645,7201Paramount
5Little Man Tate$3,076,844-13%1,00114$3,074$11,724,1815Orion
6Other People's Money$2,638,886-15%1,2493$2,113$14,879,4464Warner Bros.
7House Party 2$2,099,359-43%1,1850$1,772$11,793,1783New Line
8Frankie and Johnny (1991)$1,721,735-12%1,092-58$1,577$14,453,6445Paramount
9The Fisher King$1,579,200-12%1,050-254$1,504$27,730,3018TriStar