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, Feb. 5 - Sun, Feb. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dear John$30,468,614--2,969--$10,262$30,468,6141Sony / Screen Gems
2Avatar$22,850,881-27%3,000-74$7,617$629,705,0708Fox
3From Paris with Love$8,158,860--2,722--$2,997$8,158,8601Lionsgate
4Edge of Darkness$6,855,371-60%3,0660$2,236$28,947,8512Warner Bros.
5The Tooth Fairy$6,629,595-34%3,218-127$2,060$34,462,5683Fox
6When in Rome$5,549,129-55%2,4560$2,259$20,944,7342Disney
7The Book of Eli$4,717,335-47%2,820-255$1,673$82,045,1404Warner Bros.
8Legion$3,453,651-52%2,339-137$1,477$34,731,9343Sony / Screen Gems
9Sherlock Holmes$2,535,174-44%1,805-445$1,405$201,484,4707Warner Bros.
10The Blind Side$2,503,224-17%1,740-11$1,439$241,369,61612Warner Bros.