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, Aug. 8 - Sun, Aug. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conspiracy Theory$19,313,566--2,806--$6,883$19,313,5661Warner Bros.
2Air Force One$17,826,737-31%2,98162$5,980$110,580,7443Sony / Columbia
3Spawn$8,949,953-55%2,60468$3,437$28,688,7022New Line
4George of the Jungle$6,316,178-29%2,61611$2,414$44,930,1884Disney
5Men in Black$5,651,188-29%2,653-279$2,130$218,002,8196Sony / Columbia
6Picture Perfect$5,004,163-36%1,72720$2,898$12,813,1892Fox
7Contact$4,478,753-28%2,016-194$2,222$57,132,6635Warner Bros.
8Air Bud$3,544,695-27%1,729-66$2,050$8,423,3272Disney
9Nothing to Lose$2,846,109-37%1,470-330$1,936$25,873,2514Disney
10My Best Friend's Wedding$2,207,569-29%1,462-285$1,510$72,197,5808Sony / TriStar