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, Apr. 1 - Sun, Apr. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sin City$29,120,273--3,230--$9,016$29,120,2731Miramax / Dimension
2Beauty Shop$12,800,357--2,659--$4,814$16,646,1811MGM
3Guess Who$12,715,599-38%3,1470$4,041$41,039,4832Sony / Columbia
4Robots$9,826,839-24%3,026-405$3,247$104,422,0384Fox
5Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$8,134,923-42%3,2330$2,516$31,128,3652Warner Bros.
6The Pacifier$5,799,578-28%2,851-251$2,034$96,111,8185Disney
7The Ring Two$5,689,531-58%3,179-162$1,790$68,047,5043DreamWorks
8The Upside of Anger$4,025,000222%1,111944$3,623$8,547,6194New Line
9Hitch$2,907,847-32%1,859-374$1,564$171,267,3678Sony / Columbia
10Ice Princess$2,748,736-26%1,802-699$1,525$18,750,6273Disney