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. 31 - Sun, Aug. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saving Private Ryan$23,600,932-23%2,54077$9,292$73,362,5492DreamWorks
2The Parent Trap$11,148,497--2,247--$4,962$11,148,4971Disney
3There's Something About Mary$10,910,994-13%2,145-43$5,087$41,249,3333Fox
4The Negotiator$10,218,831--2,436--$4,195$10,218,8311Warner Bros.
5Ever After: A Cinderella Story$8,526,904--1,767--$4,826$8,526,9041Fox
6The Mask of Zorro$8,320,932-38%2,5150$3,309$44,261,0163Sony / TriStar
7Lethal Weapon 4$7,789,156-41%2,602-515$2,994$76,708,1214Warner Bros.
8Armageddon$7,561,217-32%2,491-636$3,035$113,072,4355Disney
9Doctor Dolittle (1998)$4,587,632-37%2,184-344$2,101$82,931,2976Fox
10Mafia!$3,695,777-44%1,9442$1,901$10,273,7382Disney