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, Jul. 7 - Sun, Jul. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie$42,346,669--2,912--$14,542$42,346,6691Miramax / Dimension
2The Perfect Storm$27,118,925-34%3,4070$7,960$100,197,8892Warner Bros.
3The Patriot$15,420,167-31%3,0610$5,038$65,458,8272Sony / Columbia
4Disney's The Kid$12,687,726--2,167--$5,855$12,687,7261Disney
5Chicken Run$9,938,352-25%2,90150$3,426$40,637,4113DreamWorks
6Me, Myself & Irene$8,417,322-37%2,996-91$2,810$67,431,9143Fox
7Shaft$4,117,401-38%2,262-171$1,820$45,205,8084Paramount
8Big Momma's House$4,069,124-33%1,926-466$2,113$103,640,8676Fox
9The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$3,934,753-42%2,48222$1,585$16,074,9252Universal
10Gone in 60 Seconds$3,607,896-32%1,871-780$1,928$86,545,9865Disney