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. 25 - Sun, Nov. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause$20,437,60719%2,26968$9,007$56,896,9973Disney
2Star Trek: Generations$13,190,324-43%2,68122$4,920$36,306,7182Paramount
3Interview with the Vampire$11,769,781-32%2,6040$4,520$65,590,0493Warner Bros.
4Junior$9,803,145--1,749--$5,605$9,803,1452Universal
5A Low Down Dirty Shame$7,970,574--1,379--$5,780$7,970,5741Disney
6The Lion King$6,267,04714%1,51054$4,150$147,298,48123Disney
7Stargate$4,777,1988%2,0330$2,350$46,317,4465MGM/UA
8The Pagemaster$4,188,399--1,803--$2,323$4,188,3992Fox
9Miracle on 34th Street (1994)$3,800,16638%1,1911$3,191$6,553,3742Fox
10The Professional$3,765,840-29%1,22062$3,087$9,072,3982Sony / Columbia