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, Aug. 10 - Sun, Aug. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie 2$45,116,870--3,063--$14,730$45,116,8701Universal
2Rush Hour 2$33,117,312-51%3,1180$10,621$132,988,5122New Line
3The Princess Diaries$14,216,447-38%2,706169$5,254$52,094,8702Disney
4The Others$14,089,952--1,678--$8,397$14,089,9521Miramax
5Planet of the Apes (2001)$13,302,881-52%3,401-129$3,911$148,717,7773Fox
6Jurassic Park III$7,524,036-39%3,175-287$2,370$160,397,1384Universal
7Osmosis Jones$5,271,248--2,305--$2,287$5,271,2481Warner Bros.
8America's Sweethearts$4,405,836-45%2,686-325$1,640$83,230,7654Sony / Columbia
9Legally Blonde$3,774,114-35%2,031-505$1,858$50,111,9135MGM
10Original Sin$3,075,072-52%2,1940$1,402$9,477,8132MGM