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, Feb. 7 - Sun, Feb. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Special Edition$24,277,091-32%2,1040$11,539$60,183,7522Fox
2Dante's Peak$18,479,435--2,657--$6,955$18,479,4351Universal
3The Beautician and the Beast$4,080,222--1,801--$2,266$4,080,2221Paramount
4Jerry Maguire$3,579,965-31%1,964-176$1,823$121,283,3199Sony / TriStar
5Scream$3,563,218-21%1,750-85$2,036$52,338,3748Miramax / Dimension
6Evita$3,000,165-31%1,0457$2,871$40,994,6577Disney
7Metro$2,492,775-43%1,728-219$1,443$12,334,9344Disney
8The English Patient$2,237,74921%1,042387$2,148$29,248,59913Miramax
9Beverly Hills Ninja$2,014,802-52%1,956-156$1,030$11,657,2824Sony / TriStar
10Michael (1996)$1,942,705-28%1,660-221$1,170$62,806,8957New Line