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, Jul. 12 - Sun, Jul. 14

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Independence Day$35,242,046-30%2,90826$12,119$160,311,9042Fox
2Phenomenon$12,975,141-20%1,973336$6,576$29,134,0422Disney
3Courage Under Fire$12,501,586--1,986--$6,295$12,501,5861Fox
4The Nutty Professor (1996)$12,207,690-30%2,17840$5,605$55,108,3223Universal
5Harriet the Spy$6,601,651--1,826--$3,615$6,601,6511Paramount
6The Hunchback of Notre Dame$6,425,235-28%2,671-164$2,406$50,665,9624Disney
7Eraser$6,307,035-28%2,506-50$2,517$56,829,0344Warner Bros.
8The Rock$4,382,033-31%1,848-289$2,371$117,437,8166Disney
9Striptease$3,016,200-37%1,841-138$1,638$20,154,8843Sony / Columbia
10Twister (1996)$1,848,700-33%1,292-585$1,431$139,166,97510Warner Bros.