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, Apr. 13 - Sun, Apr. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$12,501,512-27%3,17239$3,941$46,615,2863Miramax / Dimension
2Along Came a Spider$11,527,443-31%2,5300$4,556$17,189,8032Paramount
3Bridget Jones's Diary$10,733,933--1,611--$6,663$10,733,9331Miramax
4Joe Dirt$8,016,008--2,638--$3,039$10,717,9401Sony / Columbia
5Blow$8,013,188-36%2,2490$3,563$13,471,9542New Line
6Kingdom Come$7,561,022--1,111--$6,806$9,713,4481Fox Searchlight
7Josie and the Pussycats$4,562,682--2,556--$1,785$6,575,1471Universal
8Pokemon 3: The Movie$2,707,680-67%2,6750$1,012$4,164,2562Warner Bros.
9Enemy at the Gates$2,665,252-21%1,694-30$1,573$31,498,9575Paramount
10Someone Like You$2,602,960-51%2,210-139$1,178$14,512,3343Fox