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, Oct. 14 - Sun, Oct. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pulp Fiction$9,311,882--1,338--$6,960$9,311,8821Miramax
2The Specialist$8,972,766-37%2,5220$3,558$23,290,5312Warner Bros.
3Wes Craven's New Nightmare$6,667,118--1,850--$3,604$6,667,1181New Line
4The River Wild$5,231,790-26%2,15337$2,430$22,556,0353Universal
5Little Giants$4,778,029--2,022--$2,363$4,778,0291Warner Bros.
6Only You$4,114,777-28%1,6000$2,572$9,826,5152TriStar
7Forrest Gump$3,272,015-17%2,070-254$1,581$178,742,74515Paramount
8Exit to Eden$3,012,695--1,670--$1,804$3,012,6951Savoy
9Timecop$1,770,990-45%1,482-745$1,195$30,687,6105Universal