'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. 12 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 12 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$7,415,55636%3,3636$2,205$58,486,7892Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$6,145,51438%3,31310$1,855$81,041,8583Disney
3Brown Sugar$4,485,70926%1,372--$3,269$8,032,1621Fox Searchlight
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$3,740,54962%2,01645$1,855$143,136,09426IFC Films
5The Transporter$3,578,19917%2,573--$1,391$6,627,3021Fox
6The Tuxedo$3,071,70076%2,985-37$1,029$34,810,4843DreamWorks
7White Oleander$2,239,21020%1,510--$1,483$4,111,0761Warner Bros.
8Tuck Everlasting$2,091,38021%1,185--$1,765$3,824,5241Disney
9Knockaround Guys$1,900,69712%1,806--$1,052$3,601,5841New Line