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, Mar. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$30,057,871--3,053--$9,845$30,057,8711Sony / Columbia
2Ice Age$18,135,784-40%3,333-12$5,441$116,863,8183Fox
3The Rookie (2002)$16,022,324--2,511--$6,381$16,022,3241Disney
4Blade II$13,022,515-60%2,7070$4,811$54,925,7542New Line
5Clockstoppers$10,110,636--2,540--$3,981$10,110,6361Paramount
6E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$6,162,764-57%3,0070$2,049$24,294,5772Universal
7Death to Smoochy$4,266,882--2,164--$1,972$4,266,8821Warner Bros.
8We Were Soldiers$3,723,298-35%2,046-813$1,820$66,755,7255Paramount
9Showtime$3,533,402-57%2,321-596$1,522$33,301,4833Warner Bros.
10Resident Evil$2,934,536-56%1,919-609$1,529$34,382,5573Sony / Screen Gems