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, Oct. 17 - Sun, Oct. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Max Payne$17,639,647--3,376--$5,225$17,639,6471Fox
2Beverly Hills Chihuahua$11,422,663-35%3,23921$3,527$69,284,4123Disney
3The Secret Life of Bees$10,528,303--1,591--$6,617$10,528,3031Fox Searchlight
4W.$10,505,473--2,030--$5,175$10,505,4731Lionsgate
5Eagle Eye$7,029,252-36%3,326-288$2,113$81,021,8274Paramount / DreamWorks
6Body of Lies$6,824,192-47%2,7144$2,514$24,425,8652Warner Bros.
7Quarantine$6,085,133-57%2,4632$2,471$24,471,0182Sony / Screen Gems
8Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$3,692,919-42%2,241-180$1,648$26,502,2023Sony / Columbia
9Sex Drive$3,605,899--2,421--$1,489$3,605,8991Summit
10Nights in Rodanthe$2,657,341-41%2,115-460$1,256$36,871,7614Warner Bros.