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, Aug. 11 - Sun, Aug. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dangerous Minds$14,931,503--1,348--$11,077$14,931,5031Disney
2A Walk in the Clouds$9,526,010--1,534--$6,210$9,526,0101Fox
3Waterworld$8,603,140-36%2,42037$3,555$43,226,9553Universal
4Something to Talk About$8,107,162-27%1,787277$4,537$19,222,8592Warner Bros.
5Babe$6,719,120-23%1,787196$3,760$15,461,6652Universal
6The Net$5,112,179-33%2,0270$2,522$22,781,0203Sony / Columbia
7Apollo 13$5,005,354-32%2,126-132$2,354$147,431,9687Universal
8Virtuosity$4,371,452-47%2,0120$2,173$12,681,3212Paramount
9A Kid in King Arthur's Court$4,315,310--1,862--$2,318$4,315,3101Disney
10Clueless$2,963,642-37%1,801-121$1,646$25,329,0904Paramount