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, Mar. 5 - Sun, Mar. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Falling Down$7,625,100-13%1,827607$4,174$16,349,5522Warner Bros.
2Groundhog Day$5,416,457-29%1,7420$3,109$43,469,4474Columbia
3The Crying Game$4,292,561-13%1,097112$3,913$25,703,49215Miramax
4Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey$4,050,146-32%1,784-14$2,270$24,766,2635Buena Vista
5Mad Dog and Glory$3,815,555--1,098--$3,475$3,815,5551Universal
6Amos & Andrew$3,617,317--1,233--$2,934$3,617,3171Columbia
7Best of the Best II$2,840,931--1,247--$2,278$2,840,9311Fox
8Sommersby$2,839,683-31%1,654-108$1,717$30,949,5845Warner Bros.
9Aladdin$2,834,359-27%1,608-651$1,763$122,029,78815Disney
10Untamed Heart$1,768,348-32%1,105-18$1,600$11,272,7794MGM