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, Feb. 5 - Sun, Feb. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Loaded Weapon 1$9,202,722--1,989--$4,627$9,202,7221New Line
2Sommersby$8,104,624--1,432--$5,660$8,104,6241Warner Bros.
3Aladdin$7,687,18422%2,109-105$3,645$104,110,37911Disney
4The Vanishing$5,009,928--1,656--$3,025$5,009,9281Fox
5A Few Good Men$4,001,5072%1,732-324$2,310$119,873,2519Columbia
6Scent of a Woman$3,804,658-8%1,2520$3,039$33,916,0837Universal
7Sniper$3,626,255-37%1,5532$2,335$9,341,6902TriStar
8Alive$3,333,222-13%1,277-60$2,610$21,677,3854Disney
9Matinee$2,259,505-37%1,1441$1,975$5,860,5202Universal
10The Bodyguard$1,686,440-22%1,187-226$1,421$82,793,59211Warner Bros.