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. 17 - Sun, Mar. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$28,138,892--2,848--$9,880$28,138,8921Universal
2Mission to Mars$11,385,709-50%3,0606$3,721$40,673,9172Disney
3Final Destination$10,015,822--2,587--$3,872$10,015,8221New Line
4My Dog Skip$5,268,241-13%2,3310$2,260$21,264,34310Warner Bros.
5The Ninth Gate$3,531,618-47%1,65771$2,131$12,696,4662Artisan
6The Whole Nine Yards$3,274,453-41%2,503-169$1,308$46,504,4825Warner Bros.
7American Beauty$3,159,322-14%1,661139$1,902$96,281,15527DreamWorks
8The Cider House Rules$2,477,000-29%1,73834$1,425$34,074,73015Miramax
9Snow Day$2,205,015-31%2,387-285$924$55,983,8366Paramount
10The Tigger Movie$1,771,666-28%1,701-392$1,042$41,593,6906Disney