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. 21 - Sun, Apr. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silent Hill$20,151,766--2,926--$6,887$20,151,7661Sony / Columbia
2Scary Movie 4$16,815,721-58%3,67472$4,577$67,477,3232Weinstein / Dimension
3The Sentinel$14,366,654--2,819--$5,096$14,366,6541Fox
4Ice Age: The Meltdown$13,284,115-34%3,540-333$3,753$168,345,9594Fox
5The Wild$8,332,922-14%2,8540$2,920$22,240,7932Disney
6The Benchwarmers$7,255,149-27%3,094-188$2,345$47,099,4403Sony / Columbia
7Take the Lead$4,176,517-38%2,413-596$1,731$29,487,4503New Line
8Inside Man$3,748,297-42%2,021-456$1,855$81,316,7275Universal
9American Dreamz$3,668,519--1,500--$2,446$3,668,5191Universal
10Thank You for Smoking$2,781,052-38%1,0205$2,727$15,779,6536Fox Searchlight