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, Oct. 15 - Sun, Oct. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$22,005,356-30%3,948-122$5,574$118,723,9763DreamWorks
2Friday Night Lights$12,216,893-40%2,76497$4,420$37,819,1722Universal
3Team America: World Police$12,119,371--2,539--$4,773$12,119,3711Paramount
4Shall We Dance (2004)$11,783,467--1,772--$6,650$11,783,4671Miramax
5Ladder 49$8,503,176-35%3,255-6$2,612$53,747,2753Disney
6Taxi (2004)$7,890,769-34%3,0010$2,629$23,889,0742Fox
7The Forgotten$6,008,725-21%2,768-213$2,171$57,166,5174Sony / Columbia
8Raise Your Voice$2,757,809-31%2,5210$1,094$7,906,4342New Line
9Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$1,218,955-48%1,208-535$1,009$35,899,6105Paramount