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. 20 - Sun, Jul. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$34,234,505--3,495--$9,795$34,234,5051Universal
2Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$32,511,257-58%4,2850$7,587$207,865,9842Warner Bros.
3Hairspray (2007)$27,476,745--3,121--$8,804$27,476,7451New Line
4Transformers$20,514,547-45%3,762-288$5,453$262,978,9483Paramount / DreamWorks
5Ratatouille$10,898,742-39%3,402-223$3,204$165,518,0824Disney
6Live Free or Die Hard$7,102,384-37%2,727-474$2,604$116,270,4184Fox
7License to Wed$3,576,132-51%2,525-190$1,416$38,496,1183Warner Bros.
81408$2,620,210-47%1,451-755$1,806$67,454,7035MGM / Weinstein
9Evan Almighty$2,553,681-48%1,779-918$1,435$93,566,2445Universal
10Knocked Up$2,292,787-38%1,288-422$1,780$142,701,2078Universal