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, Nov. 12 - Sun, Nov. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredibles$50,250,676-29%3,9330$12,777$143,254,9052Disney
2The Polar Express$23,324,698--3,650--$6,390$30,630,4181Warner Bros.
3After the Sunset$11,100,392--2,819--$3,938$11,100,3921New Line
4Seed of Chucky$8,774,520--2,061--$4,257$8,774,5201Rogue
5Ray$8,410,892-38%2,47411$3,400$52,521,6893Universal
6The Grudge$7,011,571-45%2,816-520$2,490$99,249,8364Sony / Columbia
7Saw$6,437,256-42%2,4670$2,609$45,753,2483Lionsgate
8Shall We Dance (2004)$4,024,327-29%2,065-477$1,949$48,681,5075Miramax
9Alfie$2,737,910-56%2,2150$1,236$11,100,5382Paramount
10Shark Tale$2,098,333-54%1,622-1195$1,294$157,530,3897DreamWorks