'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Sep. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sweet Home Alabama$14,707,66312%3,293--$4,466$27,825,1421Disney
2The Tuxedo$6,329,24238%3,022--$2,094$10,924,8861DreamWorks
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$4,345,23946%1,841-12$2,360$121,095,12624IFC Films
5The Banger Sisters$2,371,22434%2,7380$866$17,531,7642Fox Searchlight
6The Four Feathers$1,574,56235%2,187275$720$11,561,3862Paramount
7One Hour Photo$1,387,55646%1,307-25$1,062$25,422,2006Fox Searchlight
8Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$1,160,83344%2,7050$429$10,818,3552Warner Bros.