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, Oct. 5 - Sun, Oct. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Training Day$22,550,788--2,712--$8,315$22,550,7881Warner Bros.
2Serendipity$13,309,241--2,601--$5,117$13,309,2411Miramax
3Don't Say a Word$9,766,100-43%2,84240$3,436$26,856,5742Fox
4Zoolander$9,518,273-39%2,52013$3,777$25,043,3162Paramount
5Joy Ride$7,347,259--2,497--$2,942$7,347,2591Fox
6Max Keeble's Big Move$5,377,958--2,014--$2,670$5,377,9581Disney
7Hearts in Atlantis$5,024,920-44%2,010259$2,500$14,046,4142Warner Bros.
8Hardball$3,566,255-31%2,31496$1,541$26,167,8234Paramount
9The Others$2,848,616-40%2,272-452$1,254$68,962,6769Miramax
10Rush Hour 2$1,724,118-31%1,549-537$1,113$202,211,28410New Line