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. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$2,601,2348%3,357--$775$41,560,0251Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$1,376,19216%3,30310$417$67,900,6602Disney
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$800,06043%1,971130$406$135,656,56425IFC Films
4The Tuxedo$541,10410%3,0220$179$29,020,5892DreamWorks
5The Banger Sisters$361,51232%2,532-206$143$24,934,9833Fox Searchlight
6Barbershop$350,121-2%2,176125$161$60,743,7444MGM
7The Four Feathers$178,71721%2,1870$82$15,845,1873Paramount
8One Hour Photo$165,96332%1,261-46$132$29,074,8997Fox Searchlight
9Signs$114,76022%1,537-246$75$223,608,14410Disney
10Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$94,41313%1,507-1198$63$13,681,3033Warner Bros.