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, Jan. 22 - Sun, Jan. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Aladdin$7,438,690-15%2,289-42$3,250$90,103,2789Disney
2A Few Good Men$6,125,195-21%2,100-46$2,917$109,131,7897Columbia
3Alive$5,909,826-31%1,235103$4,785$14,534,1182Disney
4Scent of a Woman$4,745,211-14%1,24432$3,814$22,791,5295Universal
5Nowhere to Run$4,305,712-48%1,77631$2,424$12,508,9672Columbia
6Aspen Extreme$3,342,613--1,455--$2,297$3,342,6131Disney
7The Bodyguard$3,066,948-37%1,540-165$1,992$78,952,9149Warner Bros.
8Body of Evidence$3,023,275-59%2,0500$1,475$10,388,7042MGM
9Forever Young$2,294,381-47%1,461-164$1,570$32,105,0386Warner Bros.
10Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$2,187,383-48%1,435-340$1,524$116,783,49310Fox