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, Nov. 1 - Sun, Nov. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Romeo + Juliet$11,133,231--1,276--$8,725$11,133,2311Fox
2Sleepers$8,039,085-16%2,0800$3,865$29,949,8893Warner Bros.
3High School High$5,009,703-21%2,1460$2,334$11,321,4892Sony / TriStar
4Larger Than Life$3,779,504--2,433--$1,553$3,779,5041MGM/UA
5The Ghost and the Darkness$3,660,201-17%2,038-164$1,796$24,773,2704Paramount
6Stephen King's Thinner$3,582,333-37%2,0090$1,783$9,261,3792Paramount
7The First Wives Club$3,561,788-19%2,051-355$1,737$69,053,8047Paramount
8Dear God$3,213,045--1,754--$1,832$3,213,0451Paramount
9The Associate$3,118,515-27%1,7810$1,751$7,379,8192Disney
10The Long Kiss Goodnight$2,377,892-35%1,684-618$1,412$21,659,1294New Line