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 Wed, Oct. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sweet Home Alabama$2,043,225-11%3,293--$620$42,074,1691Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$725,915-12%1,841-12$394$125,367,78624IFC Films
3The Tuxedo$675,793-19%3,022--$224$17,313,7871DreamWorks
4The Banger Sisters$523,990-4%2,7391$191$20,318,5332Fox Searchlight
5Barbershop$505,675-5%2,051157$247$52,910,3143MGM
6The Four Feathers$272,137-7%2,187275$124$13,202,4362Paramount
7One Hour Photo$234,754-11%1,305-27$180$26,830,8286Fox Searchlight
8Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$220,443-12%2,7050$81$12,286,3282Warner Bros.
9Signs$146,761-9%1,783-555$82$221,604,2989Disney
10Trapped$141,284-10%2,2270$63$6,153,6412Sony / Columbia