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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie
18 (May 02 - May 04)$141,515,37545%$153,869,37332%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
20 (May 16 - May 18)$167,395,91435%$178,342,74831%Godzilla (2014)
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
26 (Jun 27 - Jun 29)$171,037,68226%$179,990,09724%Transformers: Age of Extinction
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 03)$167,783,61527%$186,309,03620%Guardians of the Galaxy
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,154,07919%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 15)$177,277,72215%$186,942,08015%22 Jump Street
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 13)$133,801,34416%$150,142,27813%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
21 (May 23 - May 25)$175,346,8225%$187,220,0565%X-Men: Days of Future Past
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 27)$132,017,6591%$154,705,0344%Lucy
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 10)$169,712,5051%$185,841,4570%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 20)$130,550,571-2%$149,168,728-1%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 08)$153,810,858-2%$162,881,743-2%The Fault in Our Stars
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$116,260,430-11%$133,362,817-5%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
22 (May 30 - Jun 01)$157,680,341-10%$166,443,433-11%Maleficent
19 (May 09 - May 11)$123,849,070-12%$136,614,033-11%Neighbors (2014)
17 (Apr 25 - Apr 27)$97,473,803-16%$116,432,383-13%The Other Woman (2014)
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$140,004,458-16%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 22)$135,785,499-23%$145,713,279-22%Think Like a Man Too
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 17)$124,986,010-26%$142,198,296-23%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 06)$115,345,546-33%$132,400,546-26%Transformers: Age of Extinction
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)