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, Mar. 10 - Sun, Mar. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission to Mars$22,855,247--3,054--$7,484$22,855,2471Disney
2The Ninth Gate$6,622,518--1,586--$4,176$6,622,5181Artisan
3My Dog Skip$6,027,3733%2,3310$2,586$13,818,2799Warner Bros.
4The Whole Nine Yards$5,511,717-23%2,672-121$2,063$43,230,0294Warner Bros.
5American Beauty$3,664,215-9%1,522183$2,408$91,299,03426DreamWorks
6The Cider House Rules$3,502,676-13%1,704208$2,056$31,597,73014Miramax
7Drowning Mona$3,417,003-41%1,9810$1,725$9,219,2322Destination
8The Next Best Thing$3,360,692-43%2,03427$1,652$10,361,6202Paramount
9Snow Day$3,186,143-34%2,672-45$1,192$52,579,0045Paramount
10Pitch Black$2,942,270-42%1,730-173$1,701$34,076,2594USA Films