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, Dec. 12 - Sun, Dec. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Something's Gotta Give$16,064,485--2,677--$6,001$16,064,4851Sony / Columbia
2The Last Samurai$14,086,877-42%2,9080$4,844$46,875,4942Warner Bros.
3Stuck on You$9,410,755--3,003--$3,134$9,410,7551Fox
4Love Don't Cost a Thing$6,314,441--1,844--$3,424$6,314,4411Warner Bros.
5The Haunted Mansion$6,138,382-35%3,001-121$2,045$53,749,6903Disney
6Elf$6,017,341-25%2,876-243$2,092$147,524,4626New Line
7Bad Santa$6,012,550-14%2,540449$2,367$35,722,0403Miramax / Dimension
8Honey (2003)$4,860,742-62%1,97230$2,465$19,778,0912Universal
9Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$4,166,395-42%2,955-454$1,410$90,731,0224Universal
10Gothika$2,724,737-48%1,806-399$1,509$53,934,9844Warner Bros.