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. 19 - Sun, Aug. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Forrest Gump$11,248,160-20%2,23026$5,044$136,345,6797Paramount
2Clear and Present Danger$11,044,450-31%2,4330$4,539$47,357,5383Paramount
3The Mask$7,606,131-24%2,51654$3,023$56,006,9864New Line
4Color of Night$6,610,488--1,740--$3,799$6,610,4881Disney
5True Lies$5,218,303-26%1,860-296$2,806$81,724,8956Fox
6The Little Rascals$4,682,610-37%1,9272$2,430$22,121,9253Universal
7The Client$4,412,259-27%2,210-91$1,996$47,346,0395Warner Bros.
8The Lion King$4,336,530-28%1,783-438$2,432$125,160,0289Disney
9In the Army Now$4,177,484-34%1,4528$2,877$10,544,6782Disney
10Andre$4,020,760--1,469--$2,737$4,020,7601Paramount