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. 30 - Sun, Jan. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dumb and Dumber$11,828,55924%2,4733$4,783$28,192,0013New Line
2Disclosure$11,731,48339%2,1680$5,411$37,543,7654Warner Bros.
3The Jungle Book (1994)$10,186,66999%1,981101$5,142$15,316,6282Disney
4The Santa Clause$8,169,410-17%2,2951$3,560$104,033,8068Disney
5Street Fighter$7,178,360-25%1,73665$4,135$21,291,7302Universal
6Richie Rich$6,856,97184%1,7480$3,923$6,856,9713Warner Bros.
7Little Women (1994)$6,776,553181%1,57471$4,305$18,292,8732Sony / Columbia
8I.Q.$6,379,611104%1,4112$4,521$9,510,8122Paramount
9Speechless$3,743,05612%1,4040$2,666$11,042,2093MGM
10Drop Zone$3,380,4086%1,762-143$1,919$16,736,7744Paramount