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. 28 - Sun, Sep. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Don't Say a Word$17,090,474--2,802--$6,099$17,090,4741Fox
2Zoolander$15,525,043--2,507--$6,193$15,525,0431Paramount
3Hearts in Atlantis$9,021,494--1,751--$5,152$9,021,4941Warner Bros.
4Hardball$5,156,888-36%2,2188$2,325$22,601,5683Paramount
5The Others$4,785,217-6%2,724-77$1,757$66,114,0608Miramax
6Rush Hour 2$2,484,904-29%2,086-43$1,191$200,487,1669New Line
7The Glass House$2,106,341-52%1,60110$1,316$12,252,5563Sony / Columbia
8The Musketeer$1,737,573-51%2,364-136$735$25,535,5484Universal
9Rat Race$1,702,628-42%2,024-393$841$37,386,0007Paramount
10Two Can Play That Game$1,628,848-49%1,188-120$1,371$17,166,8504Sony / Screen Gems