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, Feb. 9 - Sun, Feb. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hannibal$58,003,121--3,230--$17,958$58,003,1211MGM
2The Wedding Planner$7,704,776-27%2,726-59$2,826$37,917,5153Sony / Columbia
3Saving Silverman$7,411,852--2,467--$3,004$7,411,8521Sony / Columbia
4Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$5,402,849-21%1,20441$4,487$60,330,46210Sony Pictures Classics
5Save the Last Dance$4,815,748-33%2,506-64$1,922$69,700,3085Paramount
6Valentine$3,826,454-62%2,3100$1,656$13,851,1022Warner Bros.
7Chocolat (2000)$3,071,948-16%1,148-25$2,676$19,763,8209Miramax
8Head Over Heels$2,611,384-46%2,36325$1,105$8,282,2952Universal
9Finding Forrester$2,506,165-41%1,586-397$1,580$24,181,1098Sony / Columbia
10What Women Want (2000)$2,114,223-35%1,542-390$1,371$172,883,4249Paramount