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, Nov. 17 - Sun, Nov. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1GoldenEye$26,205,007--2,667--$9,826$26,205,0071MGM/UA
2Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls$19,510,643-48%2,6520$7,357$57,314,7192Warner Bros.
3The American President$10,014,558--1,508--$6,641$10,014,5581Sony / Columbia
4It Takes Two$5,564,147--1,581--$3,519$5,564,1471Warner Bros.
5Get Shorty$4,334,185-43%2,1030$2,061$44,536,2135MGM
6Copycat$3,007,024-37%1,643-18$1,830$18,573,7924Warner Bros.
7Powder$2,412,073-42%1,591-30$1,516$20,164,7644Disney
8Home for the Holidays$1,961,239-41%1,0000$1,961$9,314,3603Paramount
9Seven$1,641,769-34%1,463-355$1,122$64,407,4039New Line
10Now and Then$1,510,371-44%1,662-51$909$19,934,4865New Line