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. 22 - Sun, Nov. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek: First Contact$30,716,131--2,812--$10,923$30,716,1311Paramount
2Space Jam$16,216,845-41%2,6500$6,120$43,745,3742Warner Bros.
3Ransom$13,185,106-41%2,76811$4,763$69,775,3073Disney
4Jingle All the Way$12,112,267--2,401--$5,045$12,112,2671Fox
5The Mirror Has Two Faces$8,012,555-34%2,4890$3,219$20,223,4232Sony / TriStar
6Set It Off$3,322,947-43%1,0160$3,271$17,987,7643New Line
7Romeo + Juliet$3,195,515-41%1,808-155$1,767$28,776,3314Fox
8Sleepers$1,369,471-41%1,582-236$866$37,345,9796Warner Bros.