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, Oct. 18 - Sun, Oct. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring$15,016,182--1,981--$7,580$15,016,1821DreamWorks
2Sweet Home Alabama$9,559,443-33%3,282-31$2,913$98,470,7314Disney
3Red Dragon$8,761,287-50%3,307-56$2,649$77,807,7963Universal
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$7,145,309-15%2,014-2$3,548$155,877,99827IFC Films
5Brown Sugar$5,213,344-51%1,3786$3,783$18,499,7512Fox Searchlight
6The Transporter$5,083,323-44%2,61037$1,948$17,190,6912Fox
7Abandon$5,065,312--2,341--$2,164$5,065,3121Paramount
8The Tuxedo$4,122,809-41%2,424-561$1,701$43,151,8314DreamWorks
9Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$3,906,2237%1,581407$2,471$16,026,5253Artisan
10Tuck Everlasting$3,760,283-29%1,448263$2,597$10,583,2662Disney