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. 3 - Sun, Jul. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Armageddon$36,089,972--3,127--$11,541$54,203,0011Disney
2Doctor Dolittle (1998)$19,675,651-32%2,87194$6,853$48,689,9752Fox
3Mulan$11,476,524-33%2,95332$3,886$51,239,5123Disney
4Out of Sight$6,578,475-45%2,1126$3,115$18,598,9102Universal
5The X-Files$6,252,552-53%2,602-48$2,403$67,052,1773Fox
6The Truman Show$6,008,506-29%2,756-155$2,180$78,485,5055Paramount
7Six Days, Seven Nights$5,805,699-23%2,479-127$2,342$40,573,2164Disney
8A Perfect Murder$3,335,890-37%2,076-362$1,607$43,884,9255Warner Bros.
9Hope Floats$1,603,563-34%1,264-195$1,269$35,361,2586Fox
10The Horse Whisperer$1,341,274-29%1,048-371$1,280$36,023,2268Disney