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, May. 2 - Sun, May. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Breakdown$12,307,128--2,108--$5,838$12,307,1281Paramount
2Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$9,548,111--2,187--$4,366$9,548,1111New Line
3Volcano$9,099,743-38%2,7773$3,277$23,681,4832Fox
4Liar Liar$5,858,010-18%2,675-188$2,190$151,491,3067Universal
5Romy & Michele's High School Reunion$5,326,806-28%1,6064$3,317$12,756,2122Disney
6Anaconda$4,720,202-36%2,4560$1,922$40,673,6094Sony / Columbia
7Warriors of Virtue$3,277,084--2,101--$1,560$3,277,0841MGM
8The Saint$3,061,024-39%2,118-382$1,445$42,340,9135Paramount
9Murder at 1600$2,845,827-41%1,970-188$1,445$15,633,3043Warner Bros.
10Grosse Pointe Blank$2,051,361-34%1,177-65$1,743$16,769,5074Disney