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. 18 - Sun, Nov. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek: Generations$23,116,394--2,659--$8,694$23,116,3941Paramount
2Interview with the Vampire$17,430,563-52%2,6040$6,694$53,820,2682Warner Bros.
3The Santa Clause$17,137,398-11%2,20118$7,786$36,459,3902Disney
4The Lion King$5,509,468--1,456--$3,784$141,031,43422Disney
5The Professional$5,306,558--1,158--$4,583$5,306,5581Sony / Columbia
6Stargate$4,413,420-46%2,0330$2,171$41,540,2484MGM/UA
7Pulp Fiction$3,010,154-27%1,151-253$2,615$35,647,5366Miramax
8Miracle on 34th Street (1994)$2,753,208--1,190--$2,314$2,753,2081Fox
9The War$2,559,120-28%1,53724$1,665$11,317,9503Universal
10The Swan Princess$2,445,155--1,404--$1,742$2,445,1551New Line