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, Apr. 28 - Sun, Apr. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1While You Were Sleeping$10,491,71413%1,907486$5,502$19,780,6292Disney
2Bad Boys (1995)$4,314,731-38%2,1320$2,024$50,218,5084Sony / Columbia
3Rob Roy$3,362,373-33%1,8850$1,784$17,597,5934MGM/UA
4Village of the Damned$3,222,450--1,890--$1,705$3,222,4501Universal
5A Goofy Movie$3,218,097-29%2,022-94$1,592$19,138,1094Disney
6Kiss of Death$3,029,184-43%1,6274$1,862$8,346,2502Fox
7Top Dog$2,164,381--1,911--$1,133$2,164,3811Live
8Don Juan de Marco$1,729,748-34%1,102-124$1,570$12,605,3134New Line
9Jury Duty$1,341,709-55%1,806-363$743$9,184,4153Sony / TriStar
10Tommy Boy$1,329,571-49%1,641-428$810$22,271,3395Paramount