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, Aug. 5 - Sun, Aug. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Clear and Present Danger$20,348,017--2,378--$8,557$20,348,0171Paramount
2The Mask$15,231,375-34%2,40444$6,336$38,348,4432New Line
3Forrest Gump$14,184,752-22%2,15841$6,573$110,951,7685Paramount
4The Little Rascals$10,028,065--1,726--$5,810$10,028,0651Universal
5True Lies$9,189,733-33%2,340-170$3,927$69,497,2104Fox
6The Client$7,147,556-43%2,304-61$3,102$36,904,6723Warner Bros.
7The Lion King$7,074,280-29%2,355-222$3,004$114,812,9787Disney
8It Could Happen to You$5,011,216-38%1,53630$3,263$13,124,0382TriStar
9Angels in the Outfield (1994)$2,982,914-38%1,604-275$1,860$23,656,8634Disney
10Airheads$1,911,739--1,228--$1,557$1,911,7391Fox