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 Thu, Oct. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sweet Home Alabama$1,933,251-5%3,293--$587$44,007,4201Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$700,487-4%1,841-12$380$126,068,27324IFC Films
3The Tuxedo$638,729-5%3,022--$211$17,952,5161DreamWorks
4Barbershop$500,455-1%2,051157$244$53,410,7693MGM
5The Banger Sisters$496,111-5%2,7391$181$20,814,6442Fox Searchlight
6The Four Feathers$258,112-5%2,187275$118$13,460,5482Paramount
7One Hour Photo$218,700-7%1,305-27$168$27,049,5286Fox Searchlight
8Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$207,792-6%2,7050$77$12,494,1202Warner Bros.
9Signs$142,292-3%1,783-555$80$221,746,5909Disney
10Trapped$118,898-16%2,2270$53$6,272,5392Sony / Columbia