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, Sep. 18 - Sun, Sep. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour$33,001,803--2,638--$12,510$33,001,8031New Line
2One True Thing$6,606,455--1,590--$4,155$6,606,4551Universal
3There's Something About Mary$5,634,385-19%2,538-17$2,220$90,462,42010Fox
4Rounders$4,731,197-44%2,19115$2,159$13,190,3232Miramax
5Saving Private Ryan$3,405,771-24%2,511-194$1,356$178,101,6839DreamWorks
6Blade$3,263,253-37%2,375-14$1,374$38,683,9835New Line
7Ever After: A Cinderella Story$1,778,716-23%1,844-69$965$38,997,3318Fox
8Armageddon$1,254,927-21%1,259-75$997$133,235,98712Disney
9Snake Eyes$920,173-42%1,291-390$713$39,405,3887Paramount
10The Parent Trap$894,231-29%1,409-262$635$37,114,0598Disney