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. 26 - Sun, Mar. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III$7,405,465-40%2,0870$3,548$19,825,0622New Line
2Born Yesterday$5,911,343--1,297--$4,558$5,911,3431Disney
3Point of No Return$5,508,831-23%1,659114$3,321$12,669,2202Warner Bros.
4The Crying Game$3,399,2482%1,001-43$3,396$35,784,90118Miramax
5Groundhog Day$3,005,180-18%1,7260$1,741$57,597,3297Columbia
6Hear No Evil$2,641,474--1,430--$1,847$2,641,4741Fox
7Fire in the Sky$2,408,590-40%1,4350$1,678$12,537,5443Paramount
8Falling Down$2,380,609-32%1,557-204$1,529$26,323,1855Warner Bros.
9CB4$1,852,625-52%1,203-23$1,540$11,812,4603Universal
10A Far Off Place$1,721,672-45%1,451-171$1,187$8,391,2173Disney