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. 21 - Sun, Oct. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pulp Fiction$8,389,221-10%1,489151$5,634$17,701,1032Miramax
2The Specialist$6,147,979-31%2,509-13$2,450$29,438,5103Warner Bros.
3Love Affair$5,438,758--1,585--$3,431$5,438,7581Warner Bros.
4Little Giants$4,213,019-12%2,0220$2,084$8,991,0482Warner Bros.
5The River Wild$4,103,040-22%2,137-16$1,920$26,659,0754Universal
6The Puppet Masters$4,069,057--1,481--$2,748$4,069,0571Disney
7Wes Craven's New Nightmare$3,589,975-46%1,87323$1,917$10,257,0932New Line
8Forrest Gump$2,795,175-15%1,873-197$1,492$181,537,92016Paramount
9Only You$2,708,288-34%1,61717$1,675$12,534,8033TriStar
10Exit to Eden$1,457,814-52%1,664-6$876$4,470,5092Savoy