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. 22 - Sun, May. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$54,172,744--4,096--$13,226$54,172,7441Fox
2Terminator Salvation$42,558,199--3,530--$12,056$55,930,3381Warner Bros.
3Star Trek$22,892,687-47%4,053193$5,648$184,528,8403Paramount
4Angels & Demons$21,721,947-53%3,5270$6,159$81,833,9252Sony / Columbia
5Dance Flick$10,643,666--2,450--$4,344$10,643,6661Paramount
6X-Men Origins: Wolverine$8,070,380-45%3,183-709$2,535$163,324,1964Fox
7Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$3,845,344-42%2,255-895$1,705$45,986,9384Warner Bros. / New Line
8Obsessed$1,976,518-57%1,603-1031$1,233$65,883,8845Sony / Screen Gems
9Monsters vs. Aliens$1,458,312-54%1,434-517$1,017$193,110,7669Paramount / DreamWorks
1017 Again$1,014,605-70%1,107-1343$917$60,329,4536Warner Bros. / New Line