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, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fool's Gold$21,589,047--3,125--$6,908$21,589,0471Warner Bros.
2Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$16,206,913--2,387--$6,790$16,206,9131Universal
3The Eye (2008)$6,527,193-47%2,47034$2,643$21,416,9042Lionsgate
4Juno$5,602,004-20%2,321-154$2,414$117,509,1567Fox Searchlight
527 Dresses$5,410,511-37%2,841-135$1,904$65,078,9014Fox
6The Bucket List$5,277,913-22%2,753-162$1,917$74,999,4775Warner Bros.
7Rambo$4,481,351-37%2,717-47$1,649$36,877,5003Lionsgate
8Meet the Spartans$4,110,691-44%2,446-197$1,681$33,950,1033Fox
9Untraceable$3,474,813-32%2,143-225$1,621$24,321,9423Sony / Screen Gems
10Cloverfield$2,755,946-43%2,030-977$1,358$76,041,5774Paramount