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, Aug. 22 - Sun, Aug. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$16,271,615-37%3,35233$4,854$65,839,4592Paramount / DreamWorks
2The House Bunny$14,534,565--2,714--$5,355$14,534,5651Sony / Columbia
3Death Race$12,620,696--2,532--$4,984$12,620,6961Universal
4The Dark Knight$10,544,297-36%3,163-427$3,334$489,426,5976Warner Bros.
5Star Wars: The Clone Wars$5,661,978-61%3,4520$1,640$24,998,9382Warner Bros.
6Pineapple Express$5,451,403-44%2,620-452$2,081$73,778,2303Sony / Columbia
7Mirrors$5,011,224-55%2,6640$1,881$20,212,3562Fox
8Mamma Mia!$4,314,763-29%2,326-445$1,855$124,468,1346Universal
9The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$4,176,736-49%2,422-941$1,724$93,920,3664Universal
10The Longshots$4,080,520--2,089--$1,953$4,080,5201MGM / Weinstein