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, May. 18 - Sun, May. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek$42,347,860--3,587--$11,806$42,387,8701DreamWorks
2The Mummy Returns$20,435,956-39%3,45242$5,920$146,450,4403Universal
3A Knight's Tale$10,406,836-37%2,9800$3,492$15,361,8332Sony / Columbia
4Angel Eyes$9,225,575--2,375--$3,884$9,225,5751Warner Bros.
5Bridget Jones's Diary$3,730,451-16%2,142-364$1,742$17,810,6166Miramax
6Along Came a Spider$2,352,157-23%1,908-572$1,233$18,195,7887Paramount
7Driven$1,827,516-40%2,011-793$909$7,836,4904Warner Bros.
8Blow$1,401,608-25%1,133-369$1,237$15,941,3817New Line
9Spy Kids$1,286,388-52%2,035-564$632$47,288,6838Miramax / Dimension
10Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$1,207,435-44%1,993-173$606$4,834,6665Paramount