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.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Oct. 1 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 1 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sweet Home Alabama$2,308,39511%3,293--$701$40,030,9441Disney
2The Tuxedo$837,34612%3,022--$277$16,637,9941DreamWorks
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$820,30132%1,841-12$446$124,641,87124IFC Films
4The Banger Sisters$546,57328%2,7380$200$19,794,5432Fox Searchlight
5Barbershop$530,880-3%2,051157$259$52,404,6393MGM
6The Four Feathers$293,34014%2,187275$134$12,930,2992Paramount
7One Hour Photo$263,11418%1,307-25$201$26,596,0746Fox Searchlight
8Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$251,75912%2,7050$93$12,065,8852Warner Bros.
9Signs$161,44514%1,783-555$91$221,457,5379Disney
10Trapped$157,67223%2,2270$71$6,012,3572Sony / Columbia