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, Jan. 18 - Sun, Jan. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloverfield$40,058,396--3,411--$11,744$40,058,3961Paramount
227 Dresses$23,007,500--3,057--$7,526$23,007,5001Fox
3The Bucket List$14,079,926-27%2,9154$4,830$41,640,4702Warner Bros.
4Juno$9,954,733-27%2,53486$3,928$85,081,8574Fox Searchlight
5First Sunday$7,802,125-56%2,2130$3,526$28,467,8672Sony / Screen Gems
6Mad Money$7,736,452--2,470--$3,132$7,736,4521Overture
7Alvin and the Chipmunks$6,950,162-25%2,962-422$2,346$196,325,9086Fox
8I Am Legend$4,892,600-40%2,525-828$1,938$247,470,7166Warner Bros.
9Atonement$4,596,4519%1,291341$3,560$31,719,3557Focus
10One Missed Call$2,856,123-52%1,925-315$1,484$24,457,2083Warner Bros.