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, Jun. 10 - Sun, Jun. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Speed$14,456,194--2,138--$6,762$14,456,1941Fox
2The Flintstones$12,660,833-30%2,55544$4,955$81,907,2443Universal
3City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold$11,516,375--2,243--$5,134$11,516,3751Columbia
4Maverick$6,842,888-32%2,5370$2,697$37,640,3154Warner Bros.
5Renaissance Man$4,219,616-24%1,78824$2,360$9,777,2062Disney
6Beverly Hills Cop III$3,349,379-49%2,352-396$1,424$28,730,2963Paramount
7The Cowboy Way$2,822,820-44%1,83380$1,540$7,871,4602Universal
8When a Man Loves a Woman$2,460,692-34%1,324-187$1,859$29,738,3235Disney
9The Crow$2,325,460-42%1,306-500$1,781$32,611,4305Miramax / Dimension