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, Dec. 4 - Sun, Dec. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$12,425,234-57%2,27443$5,464$72,168,5703Fox
2The Bodyguard$11,109,262-33%1,80689$6,151$35,511,5592Warner Bros.
3Aladdin$10,915,551-43%1,1310$9,651$30,575,0602Disney
4The Distinguished Gentleman$10,611,040--1,933--$5,489$10,611,0401Disney
5Malcolm X$3,771,464-56%1,2490$3,020$22,204,4793Warner Bros.
6Bram Stoker's Dracula$3,608,605-63%2,168-323$1,664$59,000,4474Columbia
7Passenger 57$1,859,487-51%1,751-103$1,062$27,764,0775Warner Bros.
8A River Runs Through It$1,425,285-54%1,043-37$1,367$23,102,1189Columbia
9Under Siege$1,348,143-44%1,445-115$933$57,751,1479Warner Bros.
10The Last of the Mohicans$804,132-47%1,077-118$747$44,448,56511Fox