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, Dec. 16 - Sun, Dec. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dumb and Dumber$16,363,442--2,447--$6,687$16,363,4421New Line
2The Santa Clause$8,908,7360%2,3887$3,731$86,079,5076Disney
3Disclosure$7,318,855-27%1,810135$4,044$17,386,9812Warner Bros.
4Drop Zone$4,027,380-34%2,05535$1,960$10,170,9462Paramount
5Speechless$3,969,048--1,404--$2,827$3,969,0481MGM
6The Lion King$1,852,331-16%1,539-35$1,204$154,473,13726Disney
7Star Trek: Generations$1,846,963-36%1,739-506$1,062$46,867,9365Paramount
8Junior$1,782,235-34%1,896109$940$19,452,4255Universal
9A Low Down Dirty Shame$1,531,510-38%1,001-243$1,530$16,732,0074Disney
10Interview with the Vampire$1,270,253-43%1,589-497$799$74,195,8196Warner Bros.