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, Nov. 5 - Sun, Nov. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bone Collector$16,712,020--2,587--$6,460$16,712,0201Universal
2House on Haunted Hill (1999)$7,711,699-52%2,7100$2,846$27,984,3892Warner Bros.
3The Bachelor$7,480,288--2,522--$2,966$7,480,2881New Line
4The Insider$6,712,361--1,809--$3,711$6,712,3611Disney
5The Best Man$4,340,850-31%1,290-58$3,365$14,932,6323Universal
6Double Jeopardy$4,326,785-20%2,722-264$1,590$103,970,9987Paramount
7American Beauty$3,324,526-12%1,55325$2,141$58,751,7078DreamWorks
8The Sixth Sense$3,131,538-2%1,802-249$1,738$263,026,34214Disney
9Music of the Heart$2,821,480-23%1,3534$2,085$7,791,5792Miramax
10Fight Club$2,423,069-26%1,603-340$1,512$31,910,7194Fox