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, Nov. 6 - Sun, Nov. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disney's A Christmas Carol$30,050,826--3,683--$8,159$30,050,8261Disney
2Michael Jackson's This Is It$13,157,593-43%3,4810$3,780$57,011,7182Sony / Columbia
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$12,705,399--2,443--$5,201$12,705,3991Overture
4The Fourth Kind$12,231,407--2,527--$4,840$12,231,4071Universal
5Paranormal Activity$8,278,203-49%2,558154$3,236$97,105,9054Paramount
6The Box$7,570,893--2,635--$2,873$7,570,8931Warner Bros.
7Couples Retreat$6,129,142-5%2,857-169$2,145$95,682,2415Universal
8Law Abiding Citizen$6,002,901-19%2,474-290$2,426$60,700,5704Overture
9Where the Wild Things Are$4,177,923-30%2,756-889$1,516$69,224,1244Warner Bros.
10Astro Boy$2,626,513-24%1,918-1102$1,369$15,112,4843Summit