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, Jul. 27 - Sun, Jul. 29

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Planet of the Apes (2001)$68,532,960--3,500--$19,581$68,532,9601Fox
2Jurassic Park III$22,543,694-56%3,4395$6,555$124,825,3002Universal
3America's Sweethearts$15,402,622-49%3,0110$5,115$59,086,7702Sony / Columbia
4Legally Blonde$9,005,364-19%2,72530$3,305$40,486,4903MGM
5The Score$7,053,201-34%2,21151$3,190$49,145,9733Paramount
6Dr. Dolittle 2$4,633,6015%2,188-246$2,118$43,843,5076Fox
7Cats & Dogs$4,617,236-32%2,816-224$1,640$48,670,3284Warner Bros.
8The Fast and the Furious$4,088,892-23%2,385-347$1,714$132,478,8626Universal
9Scary Movie 2$2,717,900-40%2,179-623$1,247$65,153,0384Miramax / Dimension
10Shrek$1,791,647-21%1,439-112$1,245$255,524,26111DreamWorks