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, Nov. 11 - Sun, Nov. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Interview with the Vampire$36,389,705--2,604--$13,975$36,389,7051Warner Bros.
2The Santa Clause$19,321,992--2,183--$8,851$19,321,9921Disney
3Stargate$8,107,032-34%2,0330$3,988$37,126,8283MGM/UA
4Pulp Fiction$4,104,099-20%1,404-90$2,923$32,637,3825Miramax
5Mary Shelley's Frankenstein$3,721,480-67%2,1770$1,709$14,934,3692Sony / TriStar
6The War$3,555,555-32%1,513358$2,350$8,758,8302Universal
7The Specialist$2,133,437-32%1,809-224$1,179$38,692,8826Warner Bros.
8Forrest Gump$1,539,975-22%1,167-176$1,320$186,915,68719Paramount
9The River Wild$1,378,260-36%1,209-353$1,140$32,759,2657Universal
10Love Affair$1,333,274-44%1,164-268$1,145$12,763,1334Warner Bros.