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, Dec. 22 - Sun, Dec. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$28,884,741--2,774--$10,413$28,884,7411Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$15,890,064-53%3,04432$5,220$64,457,4682Paramount
3The Family Man$15,104,055--2,388--$6,325$15,104,0551Universal
4How the Grinch Stole Christmas$14,728,4607%3,164-92$4,655$235,123,9486Universal
5Miss Congeniality$13,853,686--2,668--$5,193$13,853,6861Warner Bros.
6Dracula 2000$8,636,567--2,204--$3,919$8,636,5671Miramax / Dimension
7The Emperor's New Groove$7,698,635-22%2,88786$2,667$17,510,9372Disney
8Vertical Limit$5,661,275-38%2,40598$2,354$38,389,4803Sony / Columbia
9Dude, Where's My Car?$5,645,536-59%2,10013$2,688$19,491,4502Fox
10Proof of Life$2,428,859-55%2,062-643$1,178$23,744,4903Warner Bros.