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, Oct. 30 - Sun, Nov. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael Jackson's This Is It$23,232,895--3,481--$6,674$34,440,9081Sony / Columbia
2Paranormal Activity$16,385,784-22%2,404459$6,816$84,625,6793Paramount
3Law Abiding Citizen$7,404,078-40%2,764-126$2,679$51,481,6623Overture
4Couples Retreat$6,460,898-39%3,026-48$2,135$87,027,6554Universal
5Where the Wild Things Are$5,931,339-58%3,645-90$1,627$62,652,5073Warner Bros.
6Saw VI$5,270,957-63%3,0360$1,736$22,532,8912Lionsgate
7Astro Boy$3,460,433-48%3,0206$1,146$11,316,9402Summit
8The Stepfather (2009)$3,208,526-49%2,346-388$1,368$24,555,6863Sony / Screen Gems
9Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$3,097,771-51%2,7540$1,125$10,808,2172Universal
10Amelia$3,034,538-22%1,070250$2,836$8,340,5082Fox Searchlight