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, May. 10 - Sun, May. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Twister (1996)$41,059,405--2,414--$17,009$41,059,4051Warner Bros.
2The Truth About Cats & Dogs$3,886,261-33%1,65147$2,354$16,482,4343Fox
3The Craft$3,611,880-46%1,7625$2,050$10,322,8752Sony / Columbia
4Primal Fear$2,406,324-33%1,887-96$1,275$35,281,9996Paramount
5The Quest$2,144,300-49%2,092-6$1,025$13,390,4003Universal
6The Birdcage$1,606,421-36%1,281-383$1,254$85,915,95710MGM/UA
7The Great White Hype$1,323,594-60%1,4993$883$4,673,0752Fox
8James and the Giant Peach$1,301,753-45%1,590-194$819$20,050,4245Disney
9Last Dance$1,014,175-62%1,5630$649$3,704,4282Disney
10Mulholland Falls$962,202-57%1,433-192$671$7,510,2443MGM