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, Apr. 4 - Sun, Apr. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$15,337,959-36%2,6535$5,781$46,771,1932Sony / Columbia
2Nim's Island$13,210,184--3,513--$3,760$13,210,1841Fox
3Leatherheads$12,682,911--2,769--$4,580$12,682,9111Universal
4Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$9,114,819-49%3,571-255$2,552$131,074,6814Fox
5The Ruins$8,003,749--2,812--$2,846$8,003,7491Paramount / DreamWorks
6Superhero Movie$5,418,714-43%2,9655$1,828$16,901,7532MGM / Weinstein
7Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$3,419,467-54%1,554-462$2,200$37,665,6163Lionsgate
8Drillbit Taylor$3,406,463-40%2,707-354$1,258$25,489,6323Paramount
9Shutter (2008)$2,830,296-46%2,125-631$1,332$23,138,9873Fox
1010,000 B.C.$2,799,171-43%2,335-720$1,199$89,351,6795Warner Bros.