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, Apr. 17 - Sun, Apr. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1City of Angels$12,332,194-20%2,329117$5,295$27,701,2422Warner Bros.
2The Object of My Affection$9,725,855--1,890--$5,146$9,725,8551Fox
3Lost in Space$7,451,911-44%3,3060$2,254$41,002,2223New Line
4Titanic$7,407,223-13%3,012-253$2,459$554,058,75118Paramount
5Paulie$5,370,465--1,553--$3,458$5,370,4651DreamWorks
6Species II$4,013,009-45%2,5100$1,599$11,287,0172MGM
7The Odd Couple II$3,775,347-22%1,852202$2,039$8,585,6352Paramount
8Mercury Rising$3,728,905-32%2,213-186$1,685$19,291,3453Universal
9Major League: Back to the Minors$2,087,011--2,322--$899$2,087,0111Warner Bros.
10As Good as It Gets$1,556,939-24%1,205-209$1,292$142,061,81317Sony / TriStar