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, Aug. 21 - Sun, Aug. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blade$17,073,856--2,322--$7,353$17,073,8561New Line
2Saving Private Ryan$10,142,011-23%2,67117$3,797$142,750,7585DreamWorks
3There's Something About Mary$7,690,128-13%2,186-17$3,518$67,390,3156Fox
4How Stella Got Her Groove Back$6,475,031-43%1,3994$4,628$22,153,9302Fox
5Snake Eyes$5,046,651-42%2,642-76$1,910$29,995,3333Paramount
6Dead Man on Campus$4,704,688--1,797--$2,618$4,704,6881Paramount
7Ever After: A Cinderella Story$4,575,973-24%1,864-194$2,455$26,795,2874Fox
8Dance with Me$4,507,663--1,467--$3,073$4,507,6631Sony / Columbia
9The Parent Trap$3,885,840-31%2,169-238$1,792$28,826,7744Disney
10The Avengers (1998)$3,664,587-64%2,4660$1,486$13,970,5442Warner Bros.