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, Oct. 17 - Sun, Oct. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$28,094,014--3,016--$9,315$28,094,0141New Line
2Kill Bill Vol. 1$12,424,841-44%3,1020$4,005$43,238,5292Miramax
3Runaway Jury$11,835,389--2,815--$4,204$11,835,3891Fox
4School of Rock$11,006,960-29%2,95122$3,730$54,900,4693Paramount
5Mystic River$10,444,8701529%1,4671454$7,120$13,532,6621Warner Bros.
6Good Boy!$8,933,464-32%3,2250$2,770$25,715,1252MGM
7Intolerable Cruelty$6,514,635-48%2,5706$2,535$22,722,3222Universal
8Out of Time$4,003,161-53%2,344-732$1,708$35,231,5923MGM
9Under the Tuscan Sun$3,379,289-31%1,663-38$2,032$33,657,4444Disney
10The Rundown$2,779,750-47%2,099-724$1,324$44,537,9914Universal