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. 2 - Sun, Dec. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$19,879,005-64%3,8580$5,153$229,269,1263Warner Bros.
2Aeon Flux$12,661,670--2,608--$4,855$12,661,6701Paramount
3Walk the Line$9,532,295-50%3,16022$3,017$68,299,3583Fox
4Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$8,258,466-53%3,2104$2,573$34,422,7982Paramount
5Just Friends$5,601,132-39%2,5050$2,236$21,116,6222New Line
6Rent$4,442,405-56%2,4374$1,823$23,745,1232Sony / Columbia
7Chicken Little$4,407,361-65%3,021-454$1,459$124,119,3405Disney
8Pride & Prejudice (2005)$4,390,178-39%1,32728$3,308$22,408,9374Focus
9Derailed$2,300,374-50%1,702-359$1,352$32,711,1014The Weinstein Company
10In the Mix$1,868,798-58%1,6080$1,162$8,628,5132Lionsgate