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, Dec. 10 - Sun, Dec. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wayne's World 2$13,516,699--2,400--$5,632$13,516,6991Paramount
2Mrs. Doubtfire$10,158,307-31%1,959281$5,185$52,451,9673Fox
3Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit$7,569,219--2,132--$3,550$7,569,2191Disney
4Geronimo: An American Legend$4,018,452--1,605--$2,504$4,018,4521Columbia
5A Perfect World$2,814,944-48%1,9640$1,433$16,319,4134Warner Bros.
6The Three Musketeers (1993)$1,974,130-48%1,751-345$1,127$32,071,4335Disney
7Addams Family Values$1,890,395-59%2,001-576$945$31,246,1364Paramount
8Carlito's Way$1,341,995-47%1,266-339$1,060$23,505,7105Universal
9My Life$1,101,598-52%1,130-160$975$18,458,7695Columbia