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. 15 - Sun, Jan. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Varsity Blues$15,204,108--2,121--$7,168$15,204,1081Paramount
2Patch Adams$12,049,345-5%2,893123$4,165$98,697,6664Universal
3A Civil Action$10,291,261-32%2,001199$5,143$25,595,6932Disney
4The Thin Red Line$9,765,762665%1,5281467$6,391$11,700,3164Fox
5At First Sight$8,444,321--1,814--$4,655$8,444,3211MGM
6Stepmom$7,780,255-2%2,3580$3,300$72,015,2944Sony / TriStar
7You've Got Mail$6,622,424-18%2,554-394$2,593$96,732,0745Warner Bros.
8Virus$6,013,640--2,018--$2,980$6,013,6401Universal
9The Prince of Egypt$4,651,830-23%2,215-732$2,100$80,971,4505DreamWorks
10In Dreams$4,593,872--1,670--$2,751$4,593,8721DreamWorks