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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me$54,917,604--3,312--$16,581$57,443,0071New Line
2Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$25,632,690-22%3,0240$8,476$296,964,7214Fox
3Notting Hill$11,257,981-25%2,78028$4,050$67,514,1093Universal
4Instinct$6,816,428-34%2,08728$3,266$17,206,8152Disney
5The Mummy (1999)$5,483,368-26%3,098-313$1,770$136,213,5126Universal
6Entrapment$2,738,449-28%2,147-443$1,275$61,615,5007Fox
7The Matrix$2,069,502-16%1,907-138$1,085$161,567,59911Warner Bros.
8The Thirteenth Floor$1,232,555-39%1,8150$679$9,676,6113Sony / Columbia
9Never Been Kissed$700,642-40%1,275-810$550$41,471,39810Fox