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. 16 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 16 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$1,244,383-9%3,3636$370$67,903,4202Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$848,554-6%3,31310$256$87,989,3343Disney
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$665,640-8%2,01645$330$148,087,12726IFC Films
4The Transporter$603,038-15%2,573--$234$11,516,3111Fox
5White Oleander$443,638-6%1,510--$294$7,193,8671Warner Bros.
6Brown Sugar$440,220-16%1,372--$321$12,803,0731Fox Searchlight
7Knockaround Guys$420,242-10%1,806--$233$6,583,7191New Line
8The Tuxedo$312,478-12%2,985-37$105$38,678,4683DreamWorks
9Tuck Everlasting$248,412-1%1,185--$210$6,518,1751Disney
10The Rules of Attraction$235,425-15%1,437--$164$3,394,3511Lionsgate