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, Dec. 11 - Sun, Dec. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess and the Frog$24,208,9163138%3,4343432$7,050$27,087,4231Disney
2The Blind Side$15,055,258-25%3,38862$4,444$149,817,6504Warner Bros.
3Invictus$8,611,147--2,125--$4,052$8,611,1471Warner Bros.
4The Twilight Saga: New Moon$7,960,394-48%3,635-489$2,190$267,320,1014Summit
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$6,833,190-12%2,402-144$2,845$124,427,5896Disney
6Brothers (2009)$5,014,426-47%2,0880$2,402$17,416,2172Lionsgate
7Old Dogs$4,409,772-36%3,090-335$1,427$39,996,1813Disney
82012$4,351,565-36%2,838-382$1,533$155,288,4955Sony / Columbia
9Armored$3,504,374-46%1,9194$1,826$11,750,8952Sony / Screen Gems
10Ninja Assassin$2,707,470-47%2,100-403$1,289$34,304,6873Warner Bros.