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, Nov. 28 - Sun, Nov. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$24,459,651-36%3,4673$7,055$75,831,8252Universal
2The Haunted Mansion$24,279,392--3,122--$7,777$34,047,7931Disney
3Elf$21,649,90816%3,202-179$6,761$129,020,8194New Line
4Gothika$12,868,173-33%2,3820$5,402$41,279,1592Warner Bros.
5Bad Santa$12,292,952--2,005--$6,131$16,802,1211Miramax / Dimension
6Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$12,049,693-21%2,703-398$4,458$66,632,7313Fox
7The Missing$10,833,544--2,756--$3,931$15,233,0311Sony / Columbia
8Timeline$8,440,166--2,787--$3,028$12,424,1051Paramount
9Love Actually$8,219,037-5%1,71424$4,795$43,392,7904Universal
10Brother Bear$4,873,459-9%2,034-851$2,396$77,696,3235Disney