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, Apr. 30 - Sun, May. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mean Girls$24,432,371--2,839--$8,606$24,432,3711Paramount
2Man on Fire (2004)$15,012,918-34%2,9866$5,028$44,298,1842Fox
313 Going on 30$9,876,019-53%3,45315$2,860$35,058,4072Sony / Columbia
4Godsend$6,800,617--2,323--$2,928$6,800,6171Lionsgate
5Laws of Attraction$6,728,905--2,449--$2,748$6,728,9051New Line
6Envy$6,161,691--2,445--$2,520$6,161,6911DreamWorks
7Kill Bill Vol. 2$5,858,536-44%2,674-399$2,191$52,663,0893Miramax
8The Punisher$3,499,450-44%2,267-382$1,544$29,748,7703Lionsgate
9Home on the Range$2,306,612-35%2,010-471$1,148$45,594,9755Disney
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$2,290,563-33%1,915-505$1,196$79,680,2786Warner Bros.