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, Sep. 10 - Sun, Sep. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fugitive (1993)$8,316,440-41%2,374-51$3,503$90,297,6566Warner Bros.
2Undercover Blues$4,379,488--1,596--$2,744$4,379,4881MGM
3True Romance$4,023,420--1,254--$3,208$4,023,4201Warner Bros.
4The Man Without a Face$2,922,725-47%1,290225$2,266$12,422,7063Warner Bros.
5The Real McCoy$2,705,425--1,670--$1,620$2,705,4251Universal
6Jurassic Park$2,103,638-49%1,295-125$1,624$319,345,73614Universal
7Hard Target$1,944,650-56%1,691-276$1,150$21,484,7154Universal
8In the Line of Fire$1,611,950-50%1,127-147$1,430$100,018,81210Columbia
9Sleepless in Seattle$1,579,824-45%1,219-59$1,296$61,207,50012TriStar
10Needful Things$1,466,636-64%1,815-171$808$10,719,8083Columbia