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, Jul. 6 - Sun, Jul. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$70,502,462--4,011--$17,577$155,406,7111Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$29,014,436-38%3,9400$7,364$109,531,3272Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$17,730,770-47%3,4113$5,198$84,422,8282Fox
4License to Wed$10,422,811--2,604--$4,003$17,840,0701Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$8,719,299-42%3,460-176$2,520$78,705,4693Universal
61408$7,089,022-34%2,631-102$2,694$53,739,0973MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$5,222,457-28%2,213-452$2,360$132,091,2646Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$4,240,420-54%2,618-806$1,620$123,880,1504Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$3,525,419-42%2,102-801$1,677$109,149,8605Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$3,008,241-39%1,869-293$1,610$301,725,8507Disney