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, Jan. 17 - Sun, Jan. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kangaroo Jack$16,580,353--2,818--$5,884$16,580,3531Warner Bros.
2National Security$14,370,402--2,729--$5,266$14,370,4021Sony / Columbia
3Catch Me If You Can (2002)$12,524,998-14%3,050-175$4,107$136,322,2724DreamWorks
4The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$12,503,990-15%3,110-367$4,021$300,133,5015New Line
5Just Married$11,872,045-32%2,7693$4,287$33,430,7232Fox
6A Guy Thing$8,006,232--2,515--$3,183$8,006,2321MGM
7Maid in Manhattan$3,715,850-28%2,171-755$1,712$88,971,5246Sony / Columbia
8Gangs of New York$3,712,112-23%2,170-170$1,711$60,482,2925Miramax
9Two Weeks Notice$3,662,214-46%2,240-515$1,635$84,558,1635Warner Bros.
10Antwone Fisher$2,776,934-27%1,02114$2,720$14,303,8535Fox Searchlight