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, Jul. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$52,149,732--3,557--$14,661$87,242,5691Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$18,411,644-50%3,2310$5,698$73,612,8122Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$12,637,020-41%3,2220$3,922$103,017,4843Disney
4Minority Report$12,557,255-42%2,729-272$4,601$97,121,3823Fox
5Like Mike$12,179,420--2,410--$5,054$19,018,7351Fox
6The Bourne Identity$9,156,240-18%2,512-151$3,645$89,019,3264Universal
7Scooby-Doo$7,024,081-43%3,257-190$2,157$137,528,1274Warner Bros.
8The Sum of All Fears$3,715,103-24%1,592-894$2,334$111,723,4746Paramount
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$3,582,831--2,340--$1,531$6,127,2531Warner Bros.
10Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$2,815,058-31%1,792-375$1,571$60,787,2075Warner Bros.