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, Mar. 26 - Sun, Mar. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Forces of Nature$9,439,629-30%2,224166$4,244$22,950,3572DreamWorks
2Analyze This$8,671,921-26%2,5370$3,418$54,334,4454Warner Bros.
3EDtv$8,311,290--2,627--$3,164$8,311,2901Universal
4The Mod Squad$6,064,716--2,290--$2,648$6,064,7161MGM
5Doug's First Movie$4,470,489--2,268--$1,971$4,470,4891Disney
6Shakespeare in Love$4,284,16944%1,931665$2,219$59,097,73616Miramax
7True Crime$3,352,244-36%1,8520$1,810$8,628,3532Warner Bros.
8Life is Beautiful$3,244,28445%1,121474$2,894$29,329,25723Miramax
9Baby Geniuses$2,732,501-37%1,7024$1,605$12,658,1963Sony / Columbia
10Cruel Intentions$2,274,293-43%1,951-284$1,166$26,310,4774Sony / Columbia