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, Oct. 22 - Sun, Oct. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Beverly Hillbillies$7,178,556-25%2,16210$3,320$16,703,9312Fox
2Demolition Man$7,090,722-31%2,2580$3,140$33,348,9073Warner Bros.
3Cool Runnings$5,368,139-23%1,8289$2,937$28,992,8104Disney
4Rudy$5,028,240471%1,4601343$3,444$5,909,4312TriStar
5Malice$4,110,685-25%1,5190$2,706$27,054,7474Columbia
6Judgment Night$2,510,645-39%1,5452$1,625$6,599,6002Universal
7The Good Son (1993)$2,094,074-35%1,508-200$1,389$31,264,5425Fox
8The Fugitive (1993)$1,467,983-27%1,046-156$1,403$112,219,27112Warner Bros.