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, Apr. 25 - Sun, Apr. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Volcano$14,581,740--2,774--$5,257$14,581,7401Fox
2Romy & Michele's High School Reunion$7,429,406--1,602--$4,638$7,429,4061Disney
3Anaconda$7,318,954-39%2,4560$2,980$35,953,4073Sony / Columbia
4Liar Liar$7,186,946-29%2,863-46$2,510$143,843,1176Universal
5The Saint$5,007,093-30%2,5000$2,003$39,279,8894Paramount
6Murder at 1600$4,825,209-39%2,1586$2,236$12,787,4772Warner Bros.
7Grosse Pointe Blank$3,098,353-35%1,2426$2,495$14,718,1463Disney
8Scream$1,405,839-10%1,21663$1,156$65,351,09319Miramax / Dimension
9The Devil's Own$1,154,808-52%1,270-734$909$29,028,8975Sony / Columbia
10That Old Feeling$1,088,665-48%1,344-239$810$11,743,1354Universal