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, Nov. 2 - Sun, Nov. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Gangster$43,565,115--3,054--$14,265$43,565,1151Universal
2Bee Movie$38,021,674--3,928--$9,680$38,021,6741Paramount / DreamWorks
3Saw IV$10,349,870-67%3,1830$3,252$50,400,1822Lionsgate
4Dan in Real Life$7,870,277-33%1,9254$4,088$22,695,3262Disney
5The Game Plan$3,932,436-36%2,844-498$1,383$82,035,3226Disney
630 Days of Night$3,742,351-45%2,627-232$1,425$33,969,2613Sony / Columbia
7Martian Child$3,376,669--2,020--$1,672$3,376,6691New Line
8Michael Clayton$2,784,795-43%2,107-478$1,322$33,081,8765Warner Bros.
9Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$2,603,871-54%1,403-494$1,856$51,059,1684Lionsgate
10Gone Baby Gone$2,237,915-41%1,617-96$1,384$14,792,4033Miramax