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. 19 - Sun, Jul. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Independence Day$21,274,885-40%2,97264$7,158$199,003,9133Fox
2Phenomenon$8,129,609-37%2,01643$4,033$37,263,6513Disney
3Courage Under Fire$8,023,994-36%2,00115$4,010$20,525,5802Fox
4The Nutty Professor (1996)$7,567,820-38%2,23961$3,380$62,676,1424Universal
5The Frighteners$5,565,495--1,669--$3,335$5,565,4951Universal
6Fled$5,405,855--2,104--$2,569$5,405,8551MGM
7Multiplicity$5,075,340--2,134--$2,378$5,075,3401Sony / Columbia
8Kazaam$5,001,588--2,012--$2,486$5,001,5881Buena Vista
9The Hunchback of Notre Dame$3,647,673-43%1,934-737$1,886$54,313,6355Disney
10Eraser$3,438,931-45%2,317-189$1,484$60,267,9655Warner Bros.