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, Jan. 28 - Sun, Jan. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eye of the Beholder$5,959,447--1,751--$3,403$5,959,4471Destination
2Next Friday$5,752,715-28%1,335160$4,309$39,382,4533New Line
3The Hurricane$5,701,085-12%2,13534$2,670$30,638,4143Universal
4Stuart Little$4,778,048-25%3,041-110$1,571$124,420,6727Sony / Columbia
5The Green Mile$4,022,589-25%2,371-112$1,697$115,519,9008Warner Bros.
6Down to You$4,019,014-47%1,9776$2,033$11,621,5212Miramax
7Galaxy Quest$3,402,089-25%2,209-50$1,540$58,770,1466DreamWorks
8Girl, Interrupted$3,254,074-25%1,9350$1,682$20,708,4587Sony / Columbia
9The Talented Mr. Ripley$2,780,431-25%2,142-73$1,298$72,089,8436Paramount
10Toy Story 2$2,341,578-21%1,796-194$1,304$234,300,55610Disney