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. 30 - Sun, Nov. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1John Carpenter's Vampires$9,106,497--1,793--$5,079$9,106,4971Sony / Columbia
2Pleasantville$6,879,604-22%1,761125$3,907$15,734,6672New Line
3Practical Magic$5,352,047-39%2,642-10$2,026$27,249,2463Warner Bros.
4Antz$4,512,102-44%2,9290$1,540$67,798,0105DreamWorks
5Bride of Chucky$4,033,545-43%2,46722$1,635$22,942,6753Universal
6Rush Hour$3,799,380-35%2,402-200$1,582$97,709,4577New Line
7Soldier$2,824,653-56%2,501-6$1,129$9,271,8902Warner Bros.
8Beloved (1998)$2,656,117-38%1,57164$1,691$15,108,0853Disney
9What Dreams May Come$2,284,940-43%2,080-194$1,099$39,476,9895PolyGram
10Apt Pupil$1,728,808-52%1,4480$1,194$5,311,9592Sony / TriStar