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. 24 - Sun, Oct. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 3$48,113,770--3,505--$13,727$48,113,7701Miramax / Dimension
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$14,468,555-48%3,0182$4,794$50,922,1172New Line
3Radio$13,305,119--3,074--$4,328$13,305,1191Sony / Columbia
4Runaway Jury$8,446,638-29%2,8150$3,001$24,055,1322Fox
5Mystic River$7,788,191-25%1,49326$5,216$24,733,9532Warner Bros.
6School of Rock$6,521,353-41%2,9510$2,210$63,394,8164Paramount
7Kill Bill Vol. 1$6,355,590-49%2,633-469$2,414$54,119,3283Miramax
8Good Boy!$5,066,430-43%2,762-463$1,834$32,107,4633MGM
9Intolerable Cruelty$3,630,322-44%2,290-280$1,585$28,254,4313Universal
10Under the Tuscan Sun$2,286,158-32%1,224-439$1,868$37,248,5155Disney