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. 28 - Sun, Jul. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$42,517,781--3,242--$13,115$42,517,7811Universal
2What Lies Beneath$22,863,530-23%2,82512$8,093$69,353,1302DreamWorks
3X-Men$12,681,607-46%3,107-5$4,082$122,939,7673Fox
4Scary Movie$8,309,217-45%3,256-45$2,552$132,773,3624Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$7,517,689-22%3,093-110$2,431$158,059,3335Warner Bros.
6Pokemon: The Movie 2000$6,202,920-68%2,7520$2,254$33,059,4312Warner Bros.
7Disney's The Kid$5,211,183-22%2,328-15$2,238$52,161,3654Disney
8The Patriot$4,443,467-29%2,329-422$1,908$101,214,3865Sony / Columbia
9Thomas and the Magic Railroad$4,154,932--2,016--$2,061$6,517,8141Destination
10Chicken Run$3,439,300-25%2,114-463$1,627$56,593,1386DreamWorks