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. 25 - Sun, Jul. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$33,417,739--3,344--$9,993$33,417,7391Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$23,135,956-32%3,41657$6,773$176,840,6183Disney
3Bad Boys II$22,050,693-53%3,20216$6,887$88,502,5612Sony / Columbia
4Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$21,783,591--3,222--$6,761$21,783,5911Paramount
5Seabiscuit$20,854,521--1,989--$10,485$20,854,5211Universal
6The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$5,071,723-50%2,532-470$2,003$52,927,1513Fox
7Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$5,064,000-46%2,660-744$1,904$137,461,1004Warner Bros.
8Finding Nemo$4,391,162-40%2,025-455$2,168$313,118,4009Disney
9Johnny English$4,326,809-53%2,2360$1,935$18,433,6142Universal
10Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$2,706,027-56%2,120-1085$1,276$82,172,9794MGM