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, Aug. 16 - Sun, Aug. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$22,112,474-50%3,38814$6,527$83,964,7802Sony / Columbia
2Signs$19,362,658-34%3,34434$5,790$150,511,8963Disney
3Blue Crush$14,168,477--3,002--$4,720$14,168,4771Universal
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$11,520,838-31%3,3070$3,484$45,957,0712Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$8,729,757-33%3,113-395$2,804$183,438,3574New Line
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$5,701,15382%1,064341$5,358$39,297,68318IFC Films
7Blood Work$4,808,383-34%2,5250$1,904$15,310,7262Warner Bros.
8Road to Perdition$3,801,749-10%1,914-297$1,986$90,311,1446DreamWorks
9The Master of Disguise$3,164,291-38%2,137-431$1,481$30,289,4733Sony / Columbia
10The Adventures of Pluto Nash$2,181,964--2,320--$941$2,181,9641Warner Bros.