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, Sep. 8 - Sun, Sep. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar$9,019,180--1,294--$6,970$9,019,1801Universal
2Dangerous Minds$4,024,827-37%1,5984$2,519$36,877,5955Disney
3Mortal Kombat$3,787,048-42%2,481-149$1,526$37,380,8604New Line
4The Prophecy$2,825,624-54%1,6630$1,699$2,825,6242Miramax / Dimension
5Desperado$2,636,255-56%1,921-106$1,372$16,572,9993Sony / Columbia
6The Tie That Binds$2,625,339--1,783--$1,472$2,625,3391Disney
7A Walk in the Clouds$2,484,147-55%1,680-75$1,479$30,503,0865Fox
8National Lampoon's Senior Trip$2,184,901--1,397--$1,564$2,184,9011New Line
9Babe$2,127,840-53%1,716-59$1,240$30,991,0756Universal
10Apollo 13$1,503,802-51%1,126-204$1,336$163,933,51311Universal