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, Oct. 20 - Sun, Oct. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Prestige$14,802,134--2,281--$6,489$14,802,1341Disney
2The Departed$13,462,384-29%3,005-12$4,480$76,936,1273Warner Bros.
3Flags of Our Fathers$10,245,053--1,876--$5,461$10,245,0531Paramount / DreamWorks
4Open Season (2006)$8,163,075-27%3,379-308$2,416$69,765,4344Sony / Columbia
5Flicka$7,703,788--2,877--$2,678$7,703,7881Fox
6The Grudge 2$7,654,437-63%3,2143$2,382$31,335,7462Sony / Columbia
7Man of the Year (2006)$6,935,136-44%2,5227$2,750$22,415,5572Universal
8The Marine$3,794,106-47%2,5450$1,491$12,617,0442Fox
9The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$3,779,829-50%2,569-251$1,471$35,896,4793New Line
10The Guardian (2006)$3,649,651-38%2,558-486$1,427$46,560,5984Disney