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. 26 - Sun, Jul. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Time to Kill$14,823,159--2,123--$6,982$14,823,1591Warner Bros.
2Independence Day$13,800,263-35%2,9775$4,636$223,115,6984Fox
3Phenomenon$6,320,995-22%2,02812$3,117$43,584,6464Disney
4Courage Under Fire$5,730,594-29%1,880-121$3,048$26,256,1743Fox
5Kingpin$5,582,079--1,956--$2,854$5,582,0791MGM/UA
6Supercop$5,503,176--1,406--$3,914$5,503,1761Miramax / Dimension
7The Nutty Professor (1996)$5,333,650-30%2,177-62$2,450$68,009,7925Universal
8The Adventures of Pinocchio$3,832,551--1,779--$2,154$3,832,5511New Line
9Multiplicity$3,514,657-31%2,1340$1,647$8,589,9972Sony / Columbia
10Fled$3,108,024-43%2,1040$1,477$8,513,8792MGM