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. 29 - Sun, May. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up$68,108,387--3,766--$18,085$68,108,3871Disney
2Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$24,353,761--4,1015$5,938$104,149,1742Fox
3Terminator Salvation$16,433,299--3,60272$4,562$90,950,3692Warner Bros.
4Drag Me to Hell$15,823,639--2,508--$6,309$15,823,6391Universal
5Star Trek$12,613,323--3,507-546$3,597$209,316,1454Paramount
6Angels & Demons$11,353,692--3,464-63$3,278$104,915,6653Sony / Columbia
7Dance Flick$4,744,774--2,4599$1,930$19,086,2222Paramount
8X-Men Origins: Wolverine$3,873,443--2,263-920$1,712$170,845,1805Fox
9Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$1,911,628--1,450-805$1,318$50,024,8895Warner Bros. / New Line