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. 18 - Sun, Mar. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult$13,216,531--2,361--$5,598$13,216,5311Paramount
2Guarding Tess$5,016,430-29%1,61312$3,110$12,081,6432TriStar
3Monkey Trouble$4,523,597--1,412--$3,204$4,523,5971New Line
4Schindler's List$4,353,98553%1,246443$3,494$59,848,43314Universal
5Lightning Jack$3,201,664-41%1,73323$1,847$8,603,4072Savoy
6Ace Ventura: Pet Detective$2,687,518-35%1,747-63$1,538$50,416,6927Warner Bros.
7Mrs. Doubtfire$1,749,677-25%1,244-212$1,406$140,633,14117Fox
8Greedy$1,605,990-39%1,598-134$1,005$9,043,7503Universal
9On Deadly Ground$1,516,936-44%1,424-436$1,065$15,043,2355Warner Bros.
10Angie$1,329,280-41%1,165-4$1,141$6,355,4003Disney