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, Jul. 21 - Sun, Jul. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apollo 13$12,457,477-20%2,34644$5,310$111,247,0514Universal
2Clueless$10,612,443--1,653--$6,420$10,612,4431Paramount
3Nine Months$9,823,725-22%1,750292$5,614$22,345,9652Fox
4Under Siege 2: Dark Territory$9,115,389-28%2,1500$4,240$21,739,7912Warner Bros.
5Species$7,136,353-29%2,3100$3,089$34,350,2983MGM/UA
6Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home$7,039,608--1,931--$3,646$7,039,6081Warner Bros.
7Pocahontas$5,726,376-29%2,461-296$2,327$72,755,5475Disney
8The Indian in the Cupboard$5,250,156-32%1,7230$3,047$12,966,4342Paramount
9First Knight$4,711,397-29%2,1610$2,180$22,170,6373Sony / Columbia
10Batman Forever$3,602,728-32%1,974-513$1,825$171,153,1936Warner Bros.