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, Oct. 23 - Sun, Oct. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pleasantville$8,855,063--1,636--$5,413$8,855,0631New Line
2Practical Magic$8,792,505-33%2,6520$3,315$21,897,1992Warner Bros.
3Antz$8,115,319-28%2,92926$2,771$61,735,7344DreamWorks
4Bride of Chucky$7,078,275-40%2,44533$2,895$18,909,1302Universal
5Soldier$6,447,237--2,507--$2,572$6,447,2371Warner Bros.
6Rush Hour$5,860,347-29%2,602-122$2,252$93,910,0776New Line
7Beloved (1998)$4,286,417-48%1,5076$2,844$12,451,9682Disney
8What Dreams May Come$4,038,044-37%2,274-232$1,776$37,192,0494PolyGram
9Apt Pupil$3,583,151--1,448--$2,475$3,583,1511Sony / TriStar
10A Night at the Roxbury$2,326,454-39%1,993-176$1,167$21,858,4134Paramount