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, Mar. 1 - Sun, Mar. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up Close and Personal$11,101,955--1,506--$7,372$11,101,9551Disney
2Down Periscope$7,231,087--2,022--$3,576$7,231,0871Fox
3Rumble in the Bronx$6,782,250-31%1,78044$3,810$16,640,6302New Line
4Broken Arrow (1996)$6,040,125-28%2,277-95$2,653$30,018,5314Fox
5Happy Gilmore$4,811,115-24%2,06917$2,325$21,230,9953Universal
6Muppet Treasure Island$4,790,274-27%2,068-21$2,316$21,428,6853Disney
7Mr. Holland's Opus$4,205,418-17%1,62930$2,582$49,200,3049Disney
8City Hall$2,506,079-43%1,563-252$1,603$17,488,7783Sony / Columbia
9Before and After$2,024,794-50%1,3185$1,536$6,048,6092Disney
10Mary Reilly$1,411,654-50%1,4700$960$4,224,2742Sony / TriStar