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. 24 - Sun, Jan. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jerry Maguire$5,518,094-16%2,207-79$2,500$109,786,6717Sony / TriStar
2In Love and War$5,489,245--1,610--$3,409$5,491,7604New Line
3Beverly Hills Ninja$5,481,640-47%2,1120$2,595$5,481,6402Sony / TriStar
4Metro$5,479,213-45%2,0054$2,733$5,479,2132Disney
5Evita$5,415,110-28%1,01693$5,330$30,466,8205Disney
6Scream$4,040,199-45%1,99490$2,026$44,270,0196Miramax / Dimension
7The Relic$4,008,970-49%2,1280$1,884$20,988,9743Paramount
8Fierce Creatures$3,759,480--1,593--$2,360$3,759,4801Universal
9Michael (1996)$3,130,599-55%2,206-119$1,419$58,161,9895New Line
10Zeus and Roxanne$2,755,382--1,745--$1,579$2,755,3821MGM/UA