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. 16 - Sun, Nov. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beowulf$27,516,448--3,153--$8,727$27,516,4481Paramount
2Bee Movie$14,007,095-45%3,98440$3,516$93,568,5903Paramount / DreamWorks
3American Gangster$12,875,431-46%3,11051$4,140$100,652,0073Universal
4Fred Claus$11,913,998-36%3,6030$3,307$35,714,4382Warner Bros.
5Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$9,630,050--3,164--$3,044$9,630,0501Fox
6Dan in Real Life$4,342,081-28%1,901-40$2,284$36,929,8304Disney
7Lions for Lambs$2,896,021-57%2,2161$1,307$11,585,4492MGM / United Artists
8Saw IV$2,248,378-55%2,097-807$1,072$61,768,9624Lionsgate
9The Game Plan$1,207,014-51%1,374-787$878$87,403,6428Disney
10P2$850,992-59%1,938-193$439$3,621,5342Summit Entertainment