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, Dec. 5 - Sun, Dec. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flubber$11,292,933-58%2,65312$4,257$47,185,5142Disney
2Alien Resurrection$6,660,086-60%2,44934$2,720$32,449,0402Fox
3The Rainmaker (1997)$5,656,333-47%2,36928$2,388$26,897,9623Paramount
4Anastasia$5,093,749-57%2,496-15$2,041$31,156,9733Fox
5The Jackal$4,006,115-47%2,30974$1,735$35,760,2804Universal
6Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil$2,946,639-45%1,262182$2,335$13,507,4023Warner Bros.
7Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$2,609,157-62%2,1400$1,219$26,170,3333New Line
8I Know What You Did Last Summer$1,346,415-29%1,319-46$1,021$54,141,9738Sony / Columbia
9Bean$1,308,701-56%1,797-36$728$34,146,6408Gramercy
10Starship Troopers$1,264,603-54%1,854-543$682$52,922,4535Sony / TriStar