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, Mar. 26 - Sun, Mar. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$29,438,768--3,312--$8,889$29,438,7681Warner Bros.
2The Ladykillers$12,635,905--1,583--$7,982$12,635,9051Disney
3The Passion of the Christ$12,593,872-35%3,214-36$3,918$315,153,6115Newmarket
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$10,675,217-60%2,7483$3,885$44,219,1572Universal
5Jersey Girl$8,319,171--1,520--$5,473$8,319,1711Miramax
6Taking Lives$6,558,839-43%2,7050$2,425$21,719,6722Warner Bros.
7Starsky & Hutch$6,212,399-40%2,985-200$2,081$76,823,8824Warner Bros.
8Hidalgo$5,335,861-37%2,667-262$2,001$56,425,2864Disney
9Secret Window$5,314,388-43%2,912-106$1,825$40,572,0183Sony / Columbia
10Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$5,256,301-36%1,3574$3,873$16,553,8022Focus