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. 29 - Sun, Jul. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A.I. Artificial Intelligence$29,352,630--3,242--$9,054$29,352,6301Warner Bros.
2The Fast and the Furious$20,055,421-50%2,72395$7,365$77,868,5452Universal
3Dr. Dolittle 2$15,812,072-37%3,0534$5,179$27,778,4882Fox
4Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$10,212,454-48%3,34937$3,049$65,524,1563Paramount
5Baby Boy$8,606,403--1,533--$5,614$11,688,7731Sony / Columbia
6Atlantis: The Lost Empire$8,285,689-34%3,030-41$2,735$35,415,2403Disney
7Shrek$7,706,164-26%2,704-303$2,850$228,141,5387DreamWorks
8Pearl Harbor$4,722,956-31%2,305-363$2,049$179,737,8236Disney
9crazy/beautiful$4,715,060--1,601--$2,945$4,715,0601Disney
10Swordfish$4,342,757-44%2,225-435$1,952$30,238,1314Warner Bros.