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, Jan. 17 - Sun, Jan. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Ninja$10,280,670--2,112--$4,868$10,280,6701Sony / TriStar
2Metro$10,013,666--2,001--$5,004$10,013,6661Disney
3The Relic$7,915,861-13%2,12833$3,720$16,980,0042Paramount
4Scream$7,344,739-1%1,90471$3,858$40,229,8205Miramax / Dimension
5Michael (1996)$6,972,726-16%2,32549$2,999$55,031,3904New Line
6Jerry Maguire$6,575,329-6%2,286-164$2,876$101,898,5616Sony / TriStar
7The People Vs. Larry Flynt$3,811,035-28%1,2330$3,091$10,247,1014Sony / Columbia
8Jackie Chan's First Strike$3,602,547-38%1,3440$2,680$9,381,4802New Line
9101 Dalmatians (1996)$3,192,3602%1,528-496$2,089$99,987,1008Disney
10One Fine Day$2,722,311-21%1,443-415$1,887$26,644,2545Fox