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. 21 - Sun, Sep. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Extinction$23,679,360--2,828--$8,373$23,679,3601Sony / Screen Gems
2Good Luck Chuck$13,652,396--2,612--$5,227$13,652,3961Lionsgate
3The Brave One$7,313,159-46%2,7550$2,655$25,003,7332Warner Bros.
43:10 to Yuma (2007)$6,157,998-31%2,902235$2,122$37,720,3213Lionsgate
5Eastern Promises$5,659,587934%1,4041389$4,031$6,461,6862Focus
6Sydney White$5,195,313--2,104--$2,469$5,195,3131Universal
7Mr. Woodcock$4,923,896-44%2,2376$2,201$15,651,5012New Line
8Superbad$3,110,998-39%2,305-605$1,350$116,182,1826Sony / Columbia
9The Bourne Ultimatum$2,872,145-30%2,009-602$1,430$220,241,9368Universal
10Dragon Wars: D-War$2,596,278-48%2,246-31$1,156$8,661,3532Freestyle