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, Oct. 6 - Sun, Oct. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Seven$10,421,517-16%2,51139$4,150$36,749,9713New Line
2Assassins$9,378,637--2,343--$4,003$9,378,6371Warner Bros.
3Dead Presidents$7,943,778--1,081--$7,349$7,943,7781Disney
4How to Make an American Quilt$5,790,445--1,504--$3,850$5,790,4451Universal
5The Big Green$3,900,329-17%2,0720$1,882$8,588,6142Disney
6Devil in a Blue Dress$3,010,805-44%1,4320$2,103$8,433,1902Sony / TriStar
7Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers$2,462,640-66%1,6790$1,467$9,771,1692Miramax / Dimension
8To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar$1,870,915-37%1,412-77$1,325$24,859,3355Universal
9Showgirls$1,781,460-49%1,287-101$1,384$13,406,5173MGM/UA
10Dangerous Minds$1,708,117-25%1,424-154$1,200$47,130,8699Disney