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, Feb. 22 - Sun, Feb. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Queen of the Damned$14,757,567--2,511--$5,877$14,757,5671Warner Bros.
2John Q.$12,473,834-38%2,50539$4,980$40,088,2902New Line
3Dragonfly$10,216,624--2,507--$4,075$10,216,6241Universal
4Return to Never Land$8,989,475-24%2,62621$3,423$27,263,5482Disney
5Crossroads (2002)$7,010,111-52%2,3811$2,944$26,178,4212Paramount
6Big Fat Liar$6,324,545-45%2,437-97$2,595$33,235,2833Universal
7Hart's War$4,461,246-50%2,4590$1,814$15,004,6492MGM
8Super Troopers$3,908,234-45%1,80525$2,165$12,477,6852Fox Searchlight
9Collateral Damage$3,854,467-54%2,410-414$1,599$34,603,4783Warner Bros.
10Snow Dogs$3,338,317-50%2,194-92$1,522$72,627,2196Disney