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, Jan. 16 - Sun, Jan. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$27,721,215--2,984--$9,290$27,721,2151Universal
2Cheaper by the Dozen$11,873,3311%3,025-213$3,925$115,073,8534Fox
3Torque$11,442,203--2,463--$4,646$11,442,2031Warner Bros.
4Big Fish$10,306,482-25%2,514108$4,100$37,861,0956Sony / Columbia
5The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$10,220,492-28%3,003-529$3,403$326,818,6815New Line
6Cold Mountain$6,811,773-14%2,802500$2,431$64,843,4584Miramax
7Something's Gotta Give$6,721,767-13%2,502-374$2,687$101,681,3066Sony / Columbia
8My Baby's Daddy$4,433,788-41%1,4481$3,062$13,177,8262Miramax
9The Last Samurai$3,707,472-19%1,403-498$2,643$102,589,8117Warner Bros.
10Teacher's Pet$3,602,245--2,027--$1,777$3,602,2451Disney