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, Sep. 21 - Sun, Sep. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hardball$8,058,338-14%2,21073$3,646$17,444,6802Paramount
2The Others$5,083,00411%2,801-42$1,815$61,328,8437Miramax
3The Glass House$4,407,767-23%1,5910$2,770$10,146,2152Sony / Columbia
4The Musketeer$3,551,029-35%2,50024$1,420$22,671,6543Universal
5Rush Hour 2$3,520,978-14%2,129-139$1,654$198,002,2628New Line
6Two Can Play That Game$3,212,217-30%1,30811$2,456$15,538,0023Sony / Screen Gems
7Rat Race$2,939,170-17%2,417-78$1,216$35,683,3726Paramount
8Rock Star$2,933,530-13%2,162-363$1,357$12,340,7113Warner Bros.
9Jeepers Creepers$2,774,511-28%2,576-271$1,077$15,564,3064MGM / United Artists
10American Pie 2$2,689,725-25%2,117-222$1,271$139,656,4717Universal