'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, Oct. 5 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 5 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$14,535,7398%3,357--$4,330$28,014,0661Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$9,424,60231%3,30310$2,853$60,642,5512Disney
3The Tuxedo$4,531,87769%3,0220$1,500$25,163,0232DreamWorks
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$3,975,90361%1,971130$2,017$132,520,06925IFC Films
6The Banger Sisters$1,561,76543%2,532-206$617$23,465,4223Fox Searchlight
7The Four Feathers$918,06639%2,1870$420$15,040,4203Paramount
8One Hour Photo$815,36153%1,261-46$647$28,397,2477Fox Searchlight
10Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$432,37750%1,507-1198$287$13,213,9083Warner Bros.