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, Jan. 26 - Sun, Jan. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. Holland's Opus$8,297,082-10%1,619210$5,125$17,568,8823Disney
2Bed of Roses$6,117,558--1,545--$3,960$6,117,5581New Line
3From Dusk Till Dawn$4,851,921-53%2,0073$2,417$15,092,7262Miramax
412 Monkeys$3,942,180-36%1,62919$2,420$24,160,4164Universal
5Eye for an Eye$3,527,249-35%1,6800$2,100$16,899,5783Paramount
6Jumanji$3,121,223-27%1,771-170$1,762$32,994,4487Sony / TriStar
7Grumpier Old Men$2,980,277-41%1,802-99$1,654$23,580,9736Warner Bros.
8Screamers (1996)$2,904,140--1,560--$1,862$2,904,1401Sony / Columbia
9Toy Story$2,378,654-35%1,401-321$1,698$177,361,82310Disney
10Heat$1,912,659-49%1,276-230$1,499$26,269,1467Warner Bros.