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, Sep. 25 - Sun, Sep. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$25,037,134-17%3,1190$8,027$60,472,4782Sony / Columbia
2Surrogates$14,902,531--2,951--$5,050$14,902,5311Disney
3Fame (2009)$10,011,743--3,096--$3,234$10,011,7431MGM
4The Informant!$6,624,654-37%2,5050$2,645$20,701,5602Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$4,760,348-52%2,120-135$2,245$44,553,7783Lionsgate
6Pandorum$4,423,603--2,506--$1,765$4,423,6031Overture
7Love Happens$4,307,676-47%1,8980$2,270$14,707,4612Universal
8Jennifer's Body$3,662,169-47%2,73836$1,338$12,467,0722Fox
99 (2009)$2,959,947-47%2,025-35$1,462$27,227,5163Focus
10Inglourious Basterds$2,683,759-30%1,960-559$1,369$114,421,7296Weinstein Company