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, Jul. 2 - Sun, Jul. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wild Wild West$27,688,255--3,342--$8,285$40,958,1861Warner Bros.
2Big Daddy$20,013,415-52%3,12194$6,413$61,549,7852Sony / Columbia
3Tarzan (1999)$13,914,914-42%3,10354$4,484$72,332,3413Disney
4South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$11,335,889--2,128--$5,327$19,638,6941Paramount
5The General's Daughter$10,706,418-29%2,8580$3,746$48,216,8453Paramount
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$9,540,629-32%2,628-498$3,630$369,417,7747Fox
7Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me$8,956,912-51%3,091-223$2,898$143,451,6454New Line
8Summer of Sam$5,952,452--1,536--$3,875$5,952,4521Disney
9Notting Hill$3,868,696-30%1,944-615$1,990$96,636,7866Universal