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, Jan. 9 - Sun, Jan. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$28,717,270-14%2,74619$10,458$197,882,1094Paramount
2Good Will Hunting$10,261,471339%1,7871623$5,742$15,021,5976Miramax
3As Good as It Gets$9,012,301-26%1,63253$5,522$54,049,8053Sony / TriStar
4Wag the Dog$7,778,122551%1,6651596$4,672$9,097,4373New Line
5Tomorrow Never Dies$7,537,891-45%2,8070$2,685$51,450,7484MGM/UA
6MouseHunt$4,601,693-45%2,23320$2,061$45,765,2654DreamWorks
7Firestorm$3,849,308--2,037--$1,890$3,849,3081Fox
8Jackie Brown$3,737,667-49%1,64213$2,276$23,890,6913Miramax
9Scream 2$3,581,635-51%2,332-356$1,536$66,799,5605Miramax / Dimension
10An American Werewolf in Paris$2,113,439-52%1,659-72$1,274$17,541,1133Disney