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, May. 2 - Sun, May. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$98,619,778--4,105--$24,024$102,120,4091Paramount
2Made of Honor$14,756,023--2,729--$5,407$14,756,0231Sony / Columbia
3Baby Mama$10,064,343-42%2,5485$3,950$32,061,6752Universal
4Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$6,113,747-59%2,54535$2,402$25,370,3212Warner Bros. / New Line
5Forgetting Sarah Marshall$6,059,730-45%2,87273$2,110$44,732,7743Universal
6The Forbidden Kingdom$4,188,929-63%2,960-191$1,415$45,114,8553Lionsgate
7Nim's Island$2,676,965-41%2,478-499$1,080$42,466,6845Fox
8Prom Night (2008)$2,402,215-47%2,434-387$987$41,347,3354Sony / Screen Gems
921$2,002,367-50%2,242-710$893$78,957,4976Sony / Columbia
1088 Minutes$1,544,157-57%1,765-403$875$15,370,2473Sony / Columbia