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, Nov. 27 - Sun, Nov. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Bug's Life$33,258,12311324%2,6862685$12,382$46,113,3101Disney
2The Rugrats Movie$21,010,116-23%2,82341$7,442$48,331,5862Paramount
3Enemy of the State$18,114,221-10%2,43542$7,439$38,152,7942Disney
4The Waterboy$13,601,032-13%2,78293$4,889$93,154,3794Disney
5Babe: Pig in the City$6,162,640--2,384--$2,585$6,162,6401Universal
6Meet Joe Black$5,786,830-26%2,52716$2,290$28,676,8103Universal
7I Still Know What You Did Last Summer$4,461,455-36%2,47330$1,804$27,999,8783Sony / Columbia
8Home Fries$3,784,023--1,925--$1,966$3,784,0231Warner Bros.
9Ringmaster$3,344,022--1,312--$2,549$3,344,0221Artisan
10Very Bad Things$3,245,853--1,260--$2,576$3,245,8531PolyGram