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. 19 - Sun, Feb. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Groundhog Day$9,330,631-36%1,73595$5,378$26,454,5052Columbia
2Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey$6,593,201-19%1,79189$3,681$14,766,3883Buena Vista
3Sommersby$5,925,345-40%1,76252$3,363$23,966,9703Warner Bros.
4Aladdin$4,471,705-34%1,737-166$2,574$115,316,13313Disney
5Army of Darkness$4,424,535--1,387--$3,190$4,424,5351Universal
6Loaded Weapon 1$2,976,002-51%1,983-32$1,501$18,288,7023New Line
7Scent of a Woman$2,935,402-8%1,2080$2,430$41,720,6609Universal
8Untamed Heart$2,761,192-33%1,1230$2,459$6,886,7482MGM
9A Few Good Men$2,329,557-29%1,324-28$1,759$126,908,25511Columbia
10The Temp$1,500,015-48%1,4380$1,043$4,377,7592Paramount