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. 11 - Sun, Jul. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$46,630,391--3,269--$14,264$70,626,2741Disney
2The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$23,075,638--3,002--$7,687$23,075,6381Fox
3Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$19,476,937-56%3,5040$5,558$110,314,4952Warner Bros.
4Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$12,029,806-46%3,37525$3,564$62,897,8302MGM
5Finding Nemo$8,465,547-23%2,643-259$3,203$291,068,9867Disney
6Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$7,146,034-49%3,202-283$2,232$81,535,2843Sony / Columbia
7Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$4,311,822-37%3,0860$1,397$18,806,4172DreamWorks
828 Days Later$4,251,230-29%1,396-11$3,045$28,450,5933Fox Searchlight
9Hulk$3,669,486-55%2,575-716$1,425$124,672,0194Universal
10The Italian Job$2,736,947-34%1,364-220$2,007$88,833,2047Paramount