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. 16 - Sun, Feb. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hannibal$29,707,947-49%3,2388$9,175$87,712,6352MGM
2Down to Earth$17,268,883--2,521--$6,850$17,268,8831Paramount
3Sweet November$11,015,226--2,268--$4,857$11,015,2261Warner Bros.
4Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$10,462,53994%1,651447$6,337$73,197,06611Sony Pictures Classics
5Recess: School's Out$10,065,090--2,624--$3,836$10,065,0901Disney
6The Wedding Planner$5,704,148-26%2,354-372$2,423$46,026,5964Sony / Columbia
7Chocolat (2000)$5,669,96685%1,481333$3,828$25,433,78610Miramax
8Saving Silverman$4,812,228-35%2,4670$1,951$12,224,0802Sony / Columbia
9Save the Last Dance$3,965,681-18%2,052-454$1,933$73,665,9896Paramount
10Finding Forrester$2,007,353-20%1,130-456$1,776$26,188,4629Sony / Columbia