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, Feb. 6 - Sun, Feb. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Barbershop 2: Back in Business$24,241,618--2,711--$8,942$24,241,6181MGM
2Miracle$19,379,364--2,605--$7,439$19,379,3641Disney
3You Got Served$7,519,203-53%1,94310$3,870$25,864,5322Sony / Screen Gems
4Along Came Polly$6,846,902-26%2,958-94$2,315$75,050,6324Universal
5The Butterfly Effect$6,512,743-32%2,519-86$2,585$41,318,4663New Line
6Catch That Kid$5,824,588--2,847--$2,046$5,824,5881Fox
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$4,293,487-19%1,878-378$2,286$351,137,3648New Line
8Mystic River$3,638,515-17%1,3700$2,656$69,894,55517Warner Bros.
9Cold Mountain$3,242,434-20%1,917-583$1,691$82,887,8617Miramax
10Big Fish$3,151,418-30%1,617-663$1,949$59,718,0389Sony / Columbia