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, Jun. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman and Robin$42,872,997--2,934--$14,612$42,872,9971Warner Bros.
2My Best Friend's Wedding$21,678,377--2,134--$10,159$21,678,3771Sony / TriStar
3Con Air$10,431,105-33%2,941112$3,547$67,803,8553Disney
4The Lost World: Jurassic Park$8,039,081-36%3,086-479$2,605$204,955,3685Universal
5Speed 2: Cruise Control$7,436,506-54%2,62510$2,833$23,595,4482Fox
6Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$1,276,103-39%1,329-211$960$37,018,5368New Line
7Gone Fishin'$1,196,170-42%1,525-279$784$11,993,2994Disney
8Addicted to Love$901,317-61%1,401-547$643$24,511,5925Warner Bros.
9The Fifth Element$864,920-42%1,066-494$811$59,769,7637Sony / Columbia
10Buddy$853,810-55%1,623-490$526$6,275,8423Sony / Columbia