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, Sep. 10 - Sun, Sep. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Apocalypse$23,037,046--3,284--$7,015$23,037,0461Sony / Screen Gems
2Cellular$10,100,571--2,749--$3,674$10,100,5711New Line
3Without a Paddle$4,512,795-36%2,754-2$1,639$45,519,0454Paramount
4Hero (2002)$4,420,702-50%2,17583$2,033$41,653,7463Miramax
5The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$2,933,011-61%2,452-687$1,196$89,260,9965Disney
6Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$2,807,927-65%2,544-361$1,104$27,579,7153Sony / Screen Gems
7Paparazzi$2,771,359-65%2,15338$1,287$12,006,6882Fox
8Collateral$2,718,494-58%2,024-324$1,343$92,695,5816DreamWorks
9Vanity Fair$2,613,777-58%1,0543$2,480$11,098,4912Focus
10Wicker Park$2,509,277-63%2,5980$966$10,434,9122MGM