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, Dec. 20 - Sun, Dec. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$62,008,452--3,622--$17,120$102,046,8361New Line
2Two Weeks Notice$14,328,533--2,755--$5,201$14,328,5331Warner Bros.
3Maid in Manhattan$10,710,359-43%2,86628$3,737$35,255,8372Sony / Columbia
4Gangs of New York$9,496,870--1,504--$6,314$9,496,8701Miramax
5Drumline$7,125,528-43%1,8371$3,879$22,359,1052Fox
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$6,015,031--3,012--$1,997$6,015,0311Paramount
7The Hot Chick$4,576,147-38%2,2170$2,064$13,774,1882Disney
8Star Trek: Nemesis$4,415,318-76%2,7110$1,629$26,465,7302Paramount
9Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$4,371,717-31%2,750-275$1,590$228,826,8206Warner Bros.
10Die Another Day$4,031,453-48%2,075-1302$1,943$138,499,2355MGM