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, May. 8 - Sun, May. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek$75,203,883--3,849--$19,539$79,204,8211Paramount
2X-Men Origins: Wolverine$26,408,465-69%4,1023$6,438$129,032,5132Fox
3Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$10,259,279-33%3,1750$3,231$30,055,0112Warner Bros. / New Line
4Obsessed$6,560,314-46%2,60288$2,521$56,205,9573Sony / Screen Gems
517 Again$4,232,059-33%2,903-352$1,458$53,998,6854Warner Bros. / New Line
6Next Day Air$4,111,187--1,138--$3,613$4,111,1871Summit
7The Soloist$3,948,738-30%2,09057$1,889$23,844,6833Paramount / DreamWorks
8Monsters vs. Aliens$3,261,128-44%2,185-441$1,493$186,781,3077Paramount / DreamWorks
9Earth (2009)$2,666,142-39%1,794-10$1,486$26,261,8023Disneynature
10Hannah Montana: The Movie$2,193,341-47%2,301-518$953$73,858,0585Disney