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. 4 - Sun, Mar. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ace Ventura: Pet Detective$5,095,449-22%1,9630$2,596$43,607,6725Warner Bros.
2Greedy$4,805,115--1,710--$2,810$4,805,1151Universal
3On Deadly Ground$4,464,304-30%2,0100$2,221$10,833,3853Warner Bros.
4The Chase$3,421,028--1,633--$2,095$3,421,0281Fox
5Blank Check$2,726,754-34%1,577-150$1,729$18,551,2954Disney
6Blue Chips$2,660,597-34%1,9800$1,344$16,813,1983Paramount
7Mrs. Doubtfire$2,615,297-6%1,626290$1,608$136,563,26015Fox
8Reality Bites$2,347,573-35%1,079-96$2,176$13,870,4013Universal
9My Father the Hero$1,610,219-41%1,086-249$1,483$18,116,0285Disney
10My Girl 2$1,004,696-58%1,263-590$795$13,250,2134Columbia