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, Apr. 16 - Sun, Apr. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kick-Ass$19,828,687--3,065--$6,469$19,828,6871Lionsgate
2How to Train Your Dragon$19,633,320-21%3,825-182$5,133$158,251,0664Paramount / DreamWorks
3Date Night$16,720,038-34%3,3806$4,947$48,666,7992Fox
4Death at a Funeral (2010)$16,217,540--2,459--$6,595$16,217,5401Sony / Screen Gems
5Clash of the Titans (2010)$15,385,491-42%3,753-49$4,100$132,600,2203Warner Bros.
6The Last Song$5,962,916-39%2,76793$2,155$50,187,8553Disney
7Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$4,098,898-63%1,859-296$2,205$54,801,8123Lionsgate
8Alice in Wonderland (2010)$3,656,442-31%2,024-506$1,807$324,131,3017Disney
9Hot Tub Time Machine$3,490,471-36%2,308-303$1,512$42,452,7564MGM
10The Bounty Hunter$3,084,020-27%2,475-426$1,246$60,257,7355Sony / Columbia