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, Aug. 11 - Sun, Aug. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$22,126,395-53%3,8074$5,812$90,341,2732Sony / Columbia
2Step Up$20,659,341--2,467--$8,374$20,659,3411Disney
3World Trade Center$18,730,434--2,957--$6,334$26,531,6791Paramount
4Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$9,702,844-39%3,3110$2,930$33,717,4592Paramount
5Pulse (2006)$8,205,782--2,323--$3,532$8,205,7821Weinstein / Dimension
6Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$7,237,332-34%2,941-495$2,461$392,431,7796Disney
7Miami Vice$4,706,750-54%2,659-367$1,770$55,271,8563Universal
8The Descent$4,617,688-48%2,0950$2,204$17,543,3212Lionsgate
9Zoom$4,510,133--2,501--$1,803$4,510,1331Sony / Columbia
10Monster House$3,286,242-46%2,434-595$1,350$63,665,5964Sony / Columbia