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, Jun. 23 - Sun, Jun. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pocahontas$29,531,619998%2,5692563$11,495$32,221,3331Disney
2Batman Forever$29,212,765-45%2,89351$10,098$106,615,0142Warner Bros.
3Congo$8,083,463-24%2,6760$3,021$43,428,8723Paramount
4The Bridges of Madison County$6,204,640-6%1,961-25$3,164$32,641,3904Warner Bros.
5Casper$4,908,472-26%2,544-213$1,929$75,312,8455Universal
6Braveheart$4,045,862-2%1,885-152$2,146$34,094,0205Paramount
7Die Hard: With A Vengeance$3,920,711-7%1,936-264$2,025$50,136,1396Fox
8Crimson Tide$3,111,812-12%1,540-264$2,021$48,440,3247Disney
9Forget Paris$1,813,3398%1,048-332$1,730$23,066,5536Sony / Columbia
10While You Were Sleeping$1,475,280-12%1,001-241$1,474$53,606,31210Disney