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. 12 - Sun, Nov. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pokemon: The First Movie$31,036,678--3,043--$10,199$50,753,3001Warner Bros.
2The Bone Collector$12,010,225-28%2,5947$4,630$35,522,1312Universal
3Dogma$8,669,945--1,269--$6,832$8,669,9451Lionsgate
4The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$6,360,968--2,147--$2,963$6,360,9681Sony / Columbia
5Anywhere But Here$5,607,137--1,672--$3,354$5,607,1371Fox
6The Insider$5,012,416-25%1,83324$2,735$13,966,7772Disney
7The Bachelor$4,660,221-38%2,5242$1,846$14,132,9862New Line
8House on Haunted Hill (1999)$4,338,390-44%2,530-180$1,715$34,847,9013Warner Bros.
9Double Jeopardy$3,022,419-30%2,110-612$1,432$108,327,2668Paramount
10The Sixth Sense$2,562,649-18%1,418-384$1,807$266,706,97115Disney