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. 27 - Sun, Dec. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$48,875,084-21%3,6220$13,494$200,058,4242New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$30,054,170--3,156--$9,523$48,648,2221DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$15,518,0328%2,7550$5,633$43,044,2122Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$12,524,88217%2,93872$4,263$56,950,3733Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$10,948,80315%2,190686$4,999$29,877,2872Miramax
6Drumline$8,107,92214%1,669-168$4,858$36,619,3183Fox
7The Wild Thornberrys Movie$7,364,80322%3,0120$2,445$18,421,6502Paramount
8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$6,474,29148%2,505-245$2,585$240,312,0957Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$4,814,2125%2,24629$2,143$22,202,1713Disney
10Die Another Day$4,367,0798%1,875-200$2,329$146,707,5056MGM