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 domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
201334 (Aug 23 - Aug 25) - 2013$83,842,08110%$109,882,03513%Lee Daniels' The Butler
201234 (Aug 24 - Aug 26) - 2012$76,007,0649%$97,511,3264%The Expendables 2
201134 (Aug 26 - Aug 28) - 2011$69,507,839-32%$93,383,882-27%The Help
201034 (Aug 20 - Aug 22) - 2010$102,089,078-4%$127,466,3960%The Expendables
200934 (Aug 21 - Aug 23) - 2009$106,503,87429%$127,250,64520%Inglourious Basterds
200834 (Aug 22 - Aug 24) - 2008$82,667,797-2%$106,138,919-2%Tropic Thunder
200734 (Aug 24 - Aug 26) - 2007$83,965,21110%$108,327,3845%Superbad
200634 (Aug 25 - Aug 27) - 2006$76,103,396-2%$103,052,4436%Invincible (2006)
200534 (Aug 26 - Aug 28) - 2005$77,622,906-19%$97,482,900-18%The 40-Year-Old Virgin
200434 (Aug 20 - Aug 22) - 2004$96,068,75320%$119,006,43218%Exorcist: The Beginning
200334 (Aug 22 - Aug 24) - 2003$80,000,85512%$100,769,24612%Freddy Vs. Jason
200234 (Aug 23 - Aug 25) - 2002$71,440,252-7%$89,631,446-8%Signs
200134 (Aug 24 - Aug 26) - 2001$76,814,07311%$97,301,4997%American Pie 2
200034 (Aug 25 - Aug 27) - 2000$69,437,843-18%$91,361,205-13%Bring It On
199934 (Aug 20 - Aug 22) - 1999$84,504,46825%$105,613,08018%The Sixth Sense
199834 (Aug 21 - Aug 23) - 1998$67,766,4283%$89,606,65114%Blade
199734 (Aug 22 - Aug 24) - 1997$65,745,50628%$78,428,80518%G.I. Jane
199634 (Aug 23 - Aug 25) - 1996$51,551,826-2%$66,516,898-2%The Island of Dr. Moreau
199534 (Aug 25 - Aug 27) - 1995$52,423,656-3%$67,785,021-2%Mortal Kombat
199434 (Aug 26 - Aug 28) - 1994$53,788,246-2%$68,931,1345%Natural Born Killers
199334 (Aug 20 - Aug 22) - 1993$54,821,74651%$65,547,47458%The Fugitive (1993)
199234 (Aug 21 - Aug 23) - 1992$36,394,78019%$41,451,4627%Unforgiven
199134 (Aug 23 - Aug 25) - 1991$30,702,347-30%$38,685,344-29%Hot Shots!
199034 (Aug 24 - Aug 26) - 1990$43,625,85817%$54,302,2599%Darkman
198934 (Aug 25 - Aug 27) - 1989$37,306,044-17%$49,910,603-3%Uncle Buck
198834 (Aug 19 - Aug 21) - 1988$45,104,36530%$51,392,25718%A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
198734 (Aug 21 - Aug 23) - 1987$34,766,87114%$43,432,3179%Stakeout
198634 (Aug 22 - Aug 24) - 1986$30,606,033-10%$39,915,361-4%The Fly
198534 (Aug 23 - Aug 25) - 1985$34,154,5052%$41,629,60010%Back to the Future
198434 (Aug 24 - Aug 26) - 1984$33,468,5204%$37,823,1424%Tightrope
198334 (Aug 26 - Aug 28) - 1983$32,284,328-9%$36,524,844-15%Mr. Mom