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'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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$84,775,000--4,045--$20,958$84,775,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2Rise of The Guardians$7,420,000-29%3,387-252$2,191$71,361,8234Paramount / DreamWorks
3Lincoln$7,244,000-19%2,285271$3,170$107,898,1876Disney / DreamWorks
4Skyfall$7,000,000-35%2,924-477$2,394$272,366,0636Sony / Columbia
5Life of Pi$5,400,000-35%2,548-398$2,119$69,559,4064Fox
6The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$5,175,000-43%3,042-604$1,701$276,865,0695Lionsgate / Summit
7Wreck-It Ralph$3,273,000-33%2,249-497$1,455$168,778,5497Disney
8Playing For Keeps (2012)$3,247,000-44%2,8403$1,143$10,838,0922FilmDistrict
9Red Dawn (2012)$2,394,000-43%2,250-504$1,064$40,889,4234FilmDistrict
10Flight$1,940,000-38%1,823-608$1,064$89,448,0387Paramount
11Killing Them Softly$1,000,000-64%1,427-997$701$14,132,3053Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$2,084,000-4%3710$5,617$16,954,0495Weinstein Company
2Argo$1,145,000-23%667-277$1,717$104,929,90410Warner Bros.
3Hitchcock$1,085,00052%561380$1,934$3,049,2124Fox Searchlight
4Anna Karenina (2012)$998,103-35%409-13$2,440$8,356,4065Focus
5The Collection$546,545-63%621-782$880$6,538,1813LD Entertainment
6Taken 2$290,000-25%339-91$855$138,133,72111Fox
7Pitch Perfect$236,000-23%332-55$711$63,859,74312Universal
8The Sessions$148,000-32%151-46$980$5,209,0519Fox Searchlight
9End of Watch$94,000-87%172-1077$547$40,472,74113Open Road
10Looper$85,000-37%190-42$447$66,300,53312Sony / TriStar
11The Perks of Being A Wallflower$78,000-44%125-50$624$16,998,55413Lionsgate / Summit
12Alex Cross$73,000-36%175-39$417$25,738,9809Lionsgate / Summit
13Sinister$72,00097%184107$391$47,912,06610Lionsgate / Summit
14Paranormal Activity 4$53,000196%157109$338$53,804,6189Paramount
15The Man With the Iron Fists$38,000-56%105-76$362$15,607,1657Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$297,406266%3632$8,261$409,4262Focus
2Chasing Ice$56,501-45%53-4$1,066$603,0316Submarine Deluxe
3Rust and Bone$56,0408%62$9,340$207,6864Sony Pictures Classics
4The Other Son$49,905-11%39-4$1,280$1,042,7418Cohen Media Group
5ParaNorman$26,943-32%61-20$442$55,963,19918Focus
6Holy Motors$25,194--21--$1,200$445,3289Indomina Releasing
7Searching For Sugar Man$21,495-42%31-11$693$2,930,53921Sony Pictures Classics
8Hecho en Mexico$13,500-52%10-16$1,350$145,2903Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Burn$12,760-77%40$3,190$105,1376Area23a
10Samsara$9,80010%102$980$2,583,02817Oscilloscope
11Beware of Mr. Baker$4,868-53%10$4,868$45,7063SnagFilms
12Brooklyn Castle$3,001-45%2-2$1,501$188,3359Producers Distribution Agency
13Tchoupitoulas$1,700-29%21$850$5,4772Oscilloscope
14Only the Young$1,5004%21$750$3,5282Oscilloscope