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. 27 - Sun, Feb. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$83,847,691--3,043--$27,554$125,185,3961Newmarket
250 First Dates$12,566,436-38%3,450-162$3,642$88,686,1803Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$8,904,798--2,703--$3,294$8,904,7981Paramount
4Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$6,346,083-32%2,5030$2,535$16,904,7652Disney
5Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$5,811,325--2,042--$2,846$5,811,3251Lions Gate
6Miracle$4,469,741-43%2,222-491$2,012$56,331,7844Disney
7Eurotrip$4,051,208-40%2,54432$1,592$12,758,6582DreamWorks
8Welcome to Mooseport$3,279,029-52%2,8680$1,143$11,539,7152Fox
9Barbershop 2: Back in Business$3,125,897-50%1,524-705$2,051$57,576,2454MGM
10Broken Lizard's Club Dread$3,035,842--1,807--$1,680$3,035,8421Fox Searchlight