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. 12 - Sun, Feb. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Valentine's Day$56,260,707--3,665--$15,351$56,260,7071Warner Bros. / New Line
2The Wolfman$31,479,235--3,222--$9,770$31,479,2351Universal
3Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$31,236,067--3,356--$9,308$31,236,0671Fox
4Avatar$23,611,6253%2,685-315$8,794$661,578,1449Fox
5Dear John$16,071,526-47%2,9756$5,402$53,949,0982Sony / Screen Gems
6The Tooth Fairy$6,054,707-9%2,748-470$2,203$41,983,4424Fox
7From Paris with Love$5,495,113-33%8,1665444$673$16,607,9032Lionsgate
8Edge of Darkness$4,841,295-29%2,615-451$1,851$36,324,9763Warner Bros.
9Crazy Heart$4,265,98920%1,005186$4,245$16,792,5459Fox Searchlight
10When in Rome$3,682,881-34%2,125-331$1,733$26,280,6103Disney