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, Dec. 10 - Sun, Dec. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Twelve$39,153,793--3,290--$11,901$39,153,7931Warner Bros.
2Blade: Trinity$16,061,271--2,912--$5,516$24,484,6691New Line
3National Treasure$9,832,949-42%3,203-40$3,070$124,071,4134Disney
4The Polar Express$9,588,831-11%3,257-393$2,944$109,833,7895Warner Bros.
5Christmas with the Kranks$7,610,081-32%3,294-122$2,310$54,780,9983Sony / Columbia
6The Incredibles$5,036,873-44%2,656-522$1,896$232,577,1036Disney
7The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$4,358,154-43%3,3070$1,318$73,595,7534Paramount
8Alexander$1,478,504-69%2,125-320$696$32,594,5243Warner Bros.
9Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$1,115,105-60%1,701-732$656$38,415,8765Universal
10Ray$954,765-49%1,129-418$846$69,290,0387Universal