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, Aug. 13 - Sun, Aug. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fugitive (1993)$22,438,277-6%2,36424$9,492$46,197,1322Warner Bros.
2Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday$7,552,190--1,355--$5,574$7,552,1901New Line
3Rising Sun$6,130,495-32%1,72247$3,560$30,389,0523Fox
4The Secret Garden$4,625,583--1,319--$3,507$4,625,5831Warner Bros.
5In the Line of Fire$4,461,671-23%1,808-117$2,468$84,206,8326Columbia
6Heart and Souls$4,322,250--1,275--$3,390$4,322,2501Universal
7Jurassic Park$4,302,433-16%1,792-114$2,401$299,571,85010Universal
8Free Willy$4,008,006-26%1,820-27$2,202$33,021,9875Warner Bros.
9The Firm$3,435,860-27%1,601-211$2,146$56,431,5557Paramount
10Robin Hood: Men in Tights$3,309,208-26%1,4075$2,352$14,615,5453Fox