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, Sep. 27 - Sun, Sep. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sweet Home Alabama$35,648,610--3,293--$10,826$35,648,6101Disney
2The Tuxedo$15,050,491--3,022--$4,980$15,050,4911DreamWorks
3Barbershop$10,007,996-22%2,051157$4,880$51,330,4963MGM
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$9,434,602-3%1,841-12$5,125$123,198,58724IFC Films
5The Banger Sisters$5,426,380-46%2,7380$1,982$18,821,2952Fox Searchlight
6The Four Feathers$3,557,961-48%2,187275$1,627$12,379,0482Paramount
7One Hour Photo$3,021,910-35%1,307-25$2,312$26,109,1536Fox Searchlight
8Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$2,738,143-61%2,7050$1,012$11,589,6182Warner Bros.
9Signs$2,362,778-33%1,783-555$1,325$221,154,7449Disney
10SwimFan$1,553,529-55%1,842-730$843$26,674,9214Fox