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.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200033 (Aug 18 - Aug 24)$76,284,531-40%$142,985,000--The Original Kings of Comedy
200133 (Aug 17 - Aug 23)$122,676,43961%$169,866,00019%American Pie 2
200233 (Aug 16 - Aug 22)$138,604,31813%$161,715,000-5%XXX
200333 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$181,452,27131%$211,575,00031%Freddy Vs. Jason
200433 (Aug 13 - Aug 19)$169,102,727-7%$197,650,000-7%Alien Vs. Predator
200533 (Aug 19 - Aug 25)$132,184,971-22%$162,573,000-18%The 40-Year-Old Virgin
200633 (Aug 18 - Aug 24)$120,088,419-9%$155,055,000-5%Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
200733 (Aug 17 - Aug 23)$161,711,81235%$195,782,00026%Superbad
200833 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$156,837,104-3%$185,881,000-5%Tropic Thunder
200933 (Aug 14 - Aug 20)$177,940,80713%$214,827,00016%District 9
201033 (Aug 13 - Aug 19)$189,669,3477%$221,388,0003%The Expendables
201133 (Aug 19 - Aug 25)$140,208,541-26%$180,452,000-18%The Help
201233 (Aug 17 - Aug 23)$171,448,38722%$199,396,00010%The Expendables 2
201333 (Aug 16 - Aug 22)$162,803,477-5%$205,598,0003%Lee Daniels' The Butler
201433 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$165,853,9512%$174,755,000-15%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)