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, May. 20 - Sun, May. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$108,435,635--3,661--$29,619$158,448,6761Fox
2Monster-in-Law$14,350,134-38%3,4240$4,191$44,177,3392New Line
3Kicking & Screaming$10,721,141-47%3,47015$3,090$34,197,7472Universal
4Crash (2005)$5,546,078-21%1,90529$2,911$27,649,5693Lionsgate
5Unleashed$4,123,556-62%1,9625$2,102$17,853,7112Rogue
6Kingdom of Heaven$3,538,204-63%2,808-411$1,260$41,218,3003Fox
7House of Wax$3,289,220-50%2,766-345$1,189$26,915,4183Warner Bros.
8The Interpreter$2,912,194-37%2,164-438$1,346$65,405,4965Universal
9The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$2,054,788-59%2,211-559$929$46,902,5884Disney
10Mindhunters$1,005,839-47%1,0400$967$3,564,3782Dimension Films