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, Sep. 7 - Sun, Sep. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
13:10 to Yuma (2007)$14,035,888--2,652--$5,293$14,035,8881Lionsgate
2Halloween (2007)$9,513,661-64%3,4753$2,738$43,709,6182MGM / Weinstein
3Superbad$7,551,394-39%3,06967$2,461$103,219,4644Sony / Columbia
4Shoot 'Em Up$5,716,554--2,108--$2,712$5,716,5541New Line
5The Bourne Ultimatum$5,673,439-46%3,010-280$1,885$210,295,9486Universal
6Balls of Fury$5,652,599-50%3,08129$1,835$24,244,1492Rogue
7Rush Hour 3$4,883,334-43%2,690-318$1,815$128,702,9765New Line
8Mr. Bean's Holiday$3,413,603-43%1,77813$1,920$25,090,8633Universal
9The Nanny Diaries$3,195,270-38%2,444-192$1,307$20,877,7483MGM / Weinstein
10Stardust$1,800,573-41%1,423-343$1,265$34,600,8015Paramount