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. 31 - Sun, Jan. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$41,741,037-9%3,5246$11,845$162,461,2352Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$14,587,73416%3,6230$4,026$94,615,9393Paramount
3The Aviator (2004)$11,364,66432%1,7960$6,328$31,546,5452Miramax
4Fat Albert$10,175,5052%2,74470$3,708$33,325,5312Fox
5Ocean's Twelve$9,432,71012%3,2900$2,867$107,009,8304Warner Bros.
6National Treasure$6,768,14171%2,28281$2,966$154,525,0777Disney
7Spanglish$6,184,02433%2,48948$2,485$31,003,3873Sony / Columbia
8The Polar Express$5,609,607-14%2,513-105$2,232$155,125,1808Warner Bros.
9Darkness$4,615,762-25%1,71818$2,687$16,629,3152Miramax / Dimension
10The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$4,424,537-3%1,1050$4,004$14,794,5464Disney