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, Jan. 27 - Sun, Jan. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Momma's House 2$27,737,255--3,261--$8,506$27,737,2551Fox
2Nanny McPhee$14,503,629--1,995--$7,270$14,503,6291Universal
3Underworld: Evolution$11,403,355-58%3,2070$3,556$44,606,8662Sony / Screen Gems
4Annapolis$7,682,029--1,605--$4,786$7,682,0291Disney
5Brokeback Mountain$6,542,081-12%1,654458$3,955$51,046,5148Focus
6Glory Road$5,344,945-39%2,3971$2,230$34,946,1443Disney
7Last Holiday$4,802,605-45%2,442-72$1,967$32,630,6493Paramount
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$4,505,553-28%2,170-587$2,076$277,869,8168Disney
9Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$3,503,758-39%2,132-694$1,643$106,217,2876Sony / Columbia
10Walk the Line$3,032,466-1%1,20176$2,525$106,121,89511Fox