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, Aug. 6 - Sun, Aug. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$26,681,262--2,161--$12,347$26,681,2621Disney
2The Blair Witch Project$24,347,345-17%2,1421041$11,367$57,044,9512Artisan
3Runaway Bride$20,772,654-41%3,1613$6,572$73,212,0832Paramount
4The Thomas Crown Affair$14,600,719--2,427--$6,016$14,600,7191MGM
5Deep Blue Sea$11,204,559-41%2,90147$3,862$30,312,2022Warner Bros.
6Mystery Men$10,019,597--2,136--$4,691$10,019,5971Universal
7Inspector Gadget$9,173,995-35%2,862-15$3,205$64,283,7133Disney
8The Haunting$6,438,503-58%2,88117$2,235$77,338,8993DreamWorks
9The Iron Giant$5,732,614--2,179--$2,631$5,732,6142Warner Bros.
10American Pie$4,145,657-39%1,795-641$2,310$85,508,5025Universal