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, Jul. 25 - Sun, Jul. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Air Force One$37,131,801--2,919--$12,721$37,131,8011Sony / Columbia
2George of the Jungle$13,196,237-20%2,55448$5,167$29,737,0282Disney
3Men in Black$12,350,280-35%3,18078$3,884$194,035,5364Sony / Columbia
4Contact$9,704,949-40%2,314120$4,194$46,404,4903Warner Bros.
5Good Burger$7,058,333--1,887--$3,741$7,058,3331Paramount
6Nothing to Lose$6,917,279-40%1,88826$3,664$18,535,0462Disney
7Face/Off$5,603,028-37%2,509-342$2,233$66,301,8445Paramount
8My Best Friend's Wedding$4,512,085-31%2,146-230$2,103$66,869,0786Sony / TriStar
9Hercules (1997)$3,151,320-39%1,957-584$1,610$51,432,2855Disney
10Operation Condor$1,693,999-64%1,5320$1,106$6,425,7502Miramax / Dimension