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, Jun. 12 - Sun, Jun. 14

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$32,794,459-27%3,35586$9,775$104,769,8832Warner Bros.
2Up$30,761,946-30%3,88668$7,916$187,423,2963Disney
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$23,373,249--3,074--$7,604$23,373,2491Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$9,616,625-34%3,365-442$2,858$143,463,3714Fox
5Land of the Lost$8,994,104-52%3,53413$2,545$34,824,6782Universal
6Imagine That$5,504,422--3,008--$1,830$5,504,4221Paramount
7Star Trek$5,455,205-34%2,638-564$2,068$231,884,2416Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$4,787,088-42%2,650-654$1,806$113,926,4114Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$4,111,929-37%2,436-489$1,688$123,214,5165Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$3,932,741-44%2,273-237$1,730$35,213,6703Universal