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. 4 - Sun, Nov. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$40,049,339--3,654--$10,960$40,049,3391Disney
2Jarhead$27,726,239--2,411--$11,500$27,726,2391Universal
3Saw II$16,853,582-47%2,9490$5,715$60,120,9102Lionsgate
4The Legend of Zorro$10,023,775-39%3,5200$2,848$30,313,1912Sony / Columbia
5Prime$5,144,218-17%1,83710$2,800$13,336,1302Universal
6Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$4,794,389-22%2,617126$1,832$23,819,6153DreamWorks
7The Weather Man$2,870,329-32%1,5100$1,901$8,639,4052Paramount
8Flightplan$2,290,546-16%1,445-321$1,585$84,412,0417Disney
9North Country$2,153,445-40%2,211-344$974$15,650,5423Warner Bros.
10Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,099,833-51%2,278-657$922$52,826,2145DreamWorks