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, Nov. 28 - Sun, Nov. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$31,070,453--3,310--$9,387$46,054,7061Warner Bros. / New Line
2Bolt$26,580,8211%3,6543$7,274$66,848,9002Disney
3Twilight (2008)$26,342,909-62%3,4256$7,691$119,705,6452Summit
4Quantum of Solace$18,834,678-29%3,50143$5,380$141,419,3783Sony / Columbia
5Australia$14,801,313--2,642--$5,602$20,005,5451Fox
6Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$14,207,114-9%3,709-298$3,830$159,066,0084Paramount / DreamWorks
7Transporter 3$12,062,918--2,626--$4,594$18,230,5661Lionsgate
8Role Models$5,284,000-28%2,195-538$2,407$57,871,1924Universal
9Changeling$1,207,273-55%1,010-729$1,195$33,852,1576Universal
10High School Musical 3: Senior Year$1,061,326-48%1,385-976$766$88,748,0356Disney