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, Feb. 7 - Sun, Feb. 9

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$23,774,484--2,923--$8,134$23,774,4841Paramount
2Shanghai Knights$19,603,271--2,753--$7,121$19,603,2711Disney
3Chicago$10,786,53353%1,8411218$5,859$63,786,6707Miramax
4The Recruit$9,226,344-43%2,3760$3,883$29,820,6642Disney
5Final Destination 2$8,389,650-48%2,8340$2,960$27,883,2772New Line
6Deliver Us from Eva$6,648,374--1,139--$5,837$6,648,3741Focus
7Kangaroo Jack$6,105,050-33%2,8480$2,144$53,038,0394Warner Bros.
8Biker Boyz$4,233,855-58%1,7693$2,393$16,016,2322DreamWorks
9Darkness Falls$3,821,223-46%2,456-409$1,556$26,807,0463Sony / Columbia
10The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$3,518,592-31%1,680-495$2,094$320,858,9428New Line