'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. 19 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 19 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring$6,323,75131%1,981--$3,192$11,167,5021DreamWorks
2Sweet Home Alabama$4,439,58347%3,282-31$1,353$96,361,0714Disney
3Red Dragon$3,951,00144%3,307-56$1,195$75,741,7323Universal
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$3,430,12560%2,014-2$1,703$154,303,79027IFC Films
5Brown Sugar$2,532,28765%1,3786$1,838$17,353,6952Fox Searchlight
6The Transporter$2,205,38742%2,61037$845$15,871,0282Fox
8The Tuxedo$1,897,64979%2,424-561$783$41,984,9964DreamWorks
9Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$1,770,70979%1,581407$1,120$14,881,7953Artisan
10Tuck Everlasting$1,651,98040%1,448263$1,141$9,650,8412Disney