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. 31 - Sun, Feb. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Recruit$16,301,731--2,376--$6,861$16,301,7311Disney
2Final Destination 2$16,017,141--2,834--$5,652$16,017,1411New Line
3Biker Boyz$10,105,338--1,766--$5,722$10,105,3381DreamWorks
4Kangaroo Jack$9,049,408-22%2,8480$3,177$45,889,8013Warner Bros.
5Darkness Falls$7,018,079-42%2,86528$2,450$21,802,7502Sony / Columbia
6The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$5,087,899-23%2,175-491$2,339$316,027,4997New Line
7Catch Me If You Can (2002)$5,076,055-22%2,316-460$2,192$152,164,9226DreamWorks
8Just Married$4,811,252-26%2,408-297$1,998$49,731,0504Fox
9About Schmidt$4,515,337-16%1,2360$3,653$42,503,9508New Line
10National Security$4,312,854-41%2,494-235$1,729$32,351,2343Sony / Columbia