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, Jul. 4 - Sun, Jul. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$44,041,786--3,504--$12,569$72,388,9691Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$22,221,664--3,350--$6,633$38,508,0231MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$14,009,283-63%3,48526$4,020$67,069,4622Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$11,057,912-21%2,902-431$3,810$274,938,1466Disney
5Hulk$8,226,138-56%3,291-383$2,500$117,014,1553Universal
6Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$6,875,259--3,086--$2,228$10,058,7301DreamWorks
728 Days Later$6,007,732-40%1,407147$4,270$20,557,4502Fox Searchlight
8The Italian Job$4,172,848-24%1,584-437$2,634$83,877,2706Paramount
9Bruce Almighty$4,012,358-35%1,929-722$2,080$228,652,6827Universal
102 Fast 2 Furious$2,641,543-58%1,779-1038$1,485$119,436,8055Universal