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, Mar. 20 - Sun, Mar. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Knowing$24,603,961--3,332--$7,384$24,603,9611Summit
2I Love You, Man$17,811,672--2,711--$6,570$17,811,6721Paramount / DreamWorks
3Duplicity$13,964,826--2,574--$5,425$13,964,8261Universal
4Race to Witch Mountain$12,785,799-48%3,1870$4,012$44,496,0402Disney
5Watchmen$6,800,206-62%3,510-101$1,937$98,142,2503Warner Bros.
6The Last House on the Left (2009)$5,776,033-59%2,4021$2,405$23,903,9922Universal / Rogue
7Taken$4,058,123-38%2,661-197$1,525$133,089,5538Fox
8Slumdog Millionaire$2,676,586-46%2,067-511$1,295$137,178,37619Fox Searchlight
9Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$2,566,402-50%1,835-368$1,399$87,265,6955Lionsgate
10Coraline$2,130,755-22%1,431-337$1,489$72,838,9267Focus