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. 20 - Sun, Feb. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$20,428,020-49%3,61221$5,656$71,739,8312Sony / Columbia
2Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$9,350,971--2,503--$3,736$9,350,9711Disney
3Miracle$7,803,221-44%2,713-42$2,876$50,355,8623Disney
4Welcome to Mooseport$6,774,885--2,868--$2,362$6,774,8851Fox
5Eurotrip$6,711,007--2,512--$2,672$6,711,0071DreamWorks
6Barbershop 2: Back in Business$6,287,157-57%2,229-482$2,821$53,224,2233MGM
7Mystic River$3,094,291-16%1,352-18$2,289$79,222,79819Warner Bros.
8Against the Ropes$3,038,120--1,601--$1,898$3,038,1201Paramount
9The Butterfly Effect$2,975,882-43%1,901-387$1,565$53,222,0085New Line
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,849,706-32%1,407-256$2,025$361,123,16410New Line