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, Jan. 8 - Sun, Jan. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Civil Action$15,163,48421296%1,8021800$8,415$15,304,4321Disney
2Patch Adams$12,686,741-33%2,77018$4,580$83,502,3473Universal
3You've Got Mail$8,102,869-43%2,948172$2,749$90,109,6504Warner Bros.
4Stepmom$7,905,200-46%2,3580$3,353$62,011,5543Sony / TriStar
5The Prince of Egypt$6,074,084-46%2,947-255$2,061$74,863,7154DreamWorks
6Mighty Joe Young$5,041,684-38%2,55915$1,970$16,301,7203Disney
7A Bug's Life$4,723,615-47%2,500-51$1,889$142,958,5677Disney
8The Faculty$4,086,045-45%2,3650$1,728$15,841,9623Miramax / Dimension
9Enemy of the State$3,112,469-35%1,57637$1,975$72,465,1458Disney
10Star Trek: Insurrection$2,960,225-38%2,161-355$1,370$45,376,1595Paramount