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, Dec. 6 - Sun, Dec. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1101 Dalmatians (1996)$13,944,053-58%2,81218$4,959$59,017,5132Disney
2Daylight (1996)$10,015,875--2,175--$4,605$10,015,8751Universal
3Star Trek: First Contact$6,609,903-63%2,8120$2,351$55,127,0513Paramount
4Jingle All the Way$5,593,605-56%2,4040$2,327$30,376,7343Fox
5Ransom$5,495,131-56%2,411-177$2,279$87,753,1965Disney
6Space Jam$4,540,737-67%2,6500$1,713$61,841,1574Warner Bros.
7The Mirror Has Two Faces$2,381,388-60%2,050-439$1,162$28,620,9224Sony / TriStar
8Romeo + Juliet$1,313,651-46%1,292-130$1,017$32,503,4456Fox