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, Jun. 11 - Sun, Jun. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$34,911,076-63%3,8550$9,056$157,976,8462Warner Bros.
2The Chronicles of Riddick$24,290,275--2,757--$8,810$24,290,2751Universal
3Shrek 2$23,317,869-39%3,843-288$6,068$353,336,7554DreamWorks
4Garfield$21,727,217--3,094--$7,022$21,727,2171Fox
5The Stepford Wives$21,406,793--3,057--$7,003$21,406,7931Paramount
6The Day After Tomorrow$14,538,022-48%3,210-234$4,529$153,145,7033Fox
7Raising Helen$3,704,852-43%2,103-618$1,762$31,286,1143Disney
8Troy$3,416,430-43%2,003-747$1,706$125,607,5325Warner Bros.
9Van Helsing$1,194,695-51%1,034-1025$1,155$116,987,9456Universal