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. 22 - Sun, Nov. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Addams Family$24,203,754--2,411--$10,039$24,203,7541Paramount
2Cape Fear$10,033,295-2%1,702778$5,895$20,294,3202Universal
3An American Tail: Fievel Goes West$3,435,625--1,680--$2,045$3,435,6251Universal
4Curly Sue$2,375,146-43%1,6340$1,454$21,832,7265Warner Bros.
5All I Want for Christmas$1,672,215-50%1,5070$1,110$8,654,1103Paramount
6The People Under the Stairs$1,629,605-46%1,552-286$1,050$14,569,4234Universal
7Little Man Tate$1,456,093-32%1,008-4$1,445$15,335,3187Orion
8Billy Bathgate$987,830-48%1,005-172$983$10,671,1524Disney