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. 24 - Sun, Aug. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie 2$12,518,716-41%3,15785$3,965$109,336,5733Universal
2Rush Hour 2$11,582,818-39%3,001-79$3,860$182,220,0514New Line
3Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back$11,018,543--2,765--$3,985$11,018,5431Miramax / Dimension
4The Others$8,565,868-21%2,436283$3,516$43,655,4533Miramax
5Rat Race$8,110,038-30%2,5511$3,179$22,803,7102Paramount
6Summer Catch$7,018,593--2,335--$3,006$7,018,5931Warner Bros.
7The Princess Diaries$6,602,516-31%2,74923$2,402$79,831,9624Disney
8Captain Corelli's Mandolin$4,006,304-44%1,61217$2,485$14,092,5382Universal
9John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars$3,804,452--2,048--$1,858$3,804,4521Sony / Screen Gems
10Planet of the Apes (2001)$3,586,225-50%1,931-1129$1,857$166,473,5725Fox