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, Jun. 22 - Sun, Jun. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fast and the Furious$40,087,564--2,628--$15,254$40,087,5641Universal
2Dr. Dolittle 2$25,037,039--3,049--$8,212$26,426,4801Fox
3Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$19,786,356-59%3,3124$5,974$67,524,0302Paramount
4Atlantis: The Lost Empire$12,586,394-38%3,07160$4,098$33,257,5102Disney
5Shrek$10,406,472-21%3,007-310$3,461$215,231,7776DreamWorks
6Swordfish$7,718,758-39%2,660-28$2,902$30,351,9523Warner Bros.
7Pearl Harbor$6,818,896-31%2,668-472$2,556$171,891,5405Disney
8Moulin Rouge!$3,852,298-23%1,585-499$2,430$43,435,4414Fox
9Evolution$3,288,195-50%2,258-355$1,456$32,321,1513DreamWorks
10The Animal$2,911,346-50%2,228-513$1,307$19,164,5034Sony / Columbia