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. 23 - Sun, May. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lost World: Jurassic Park$72,132,275--3,281--$21,985$74,699,3371Universal
2Addicted to Love$11,446,098--2,007--$5,703$11,446,0981Warner Bros.
3The Fifth Element$6,378,410-44%2,5000$2,551$44,389,8563Sony / Columbia
4Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$5,638,288-4%2,1870$2,578$28,095,4724New Line
5Breakdown$5,414,908-9%2,3484$2,306$31,287,7184Paramount
6Father's Day$4,715,232-23%2,504-3$1,883$19,600,0433Warner Bros.
7Liar Liar$3,033,180-5%1,644-456$1,845$164,601,97110Universal
8Volcano$2,308,917-36%1,736-900$1,330$34,081,2725Fox
9Anaconda$1,731,218-22%1,308-724$1,324$47,290,9767Sony / Columbia
10Romy & Michele's High School Reunion$1,692,968-24%1,227-380$1,380$19,587,3235Disney