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, Sep. 12 - Sun, Sep. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Burn After Reading$19,127,911--2,651--$7,215$19,127,9111Focus
2Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$17,381,578--2,070--$8,397$17,381,5781Lionsgate
3Righteous Kill$16,287,944--3,152--$5,167$16,287,9441Overture
4The Women (2008)$10,115,876--2,962--$3,415$10,115,8761Picturehouse
5Tropic Thunder$4,183,777-42%2,927-519$1,429$102,971,7315Paramount / DreamWorks
6The House Bunny$4,154,536-25%2,76327$1,504$38,958,3884Sony / Columbia
7The Dark Knight$4,128,435-25%2,191-384$1,884$517,807,2969Warner Bros.
8Bangkok Dangerous$2,593,150-67%2,6544$977$12,724,2792Lionsgate
9Traitor$2,132,725-50%2,014-94$1,059$20,736,1513Overture
10Death Race$2,056,719-45%2,007-579$1,025$33,232,1624Universal