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 Fri, Oct. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: the movie$9,715,179--2,509--$3,872$9,715,1791Paramount
2The Ring$6,086,218271%2,634653$2,311$26,990,4692DreamWorks
3Ghost Ship$4,088,118--2,787--$1,467$4,088,1181Warner Bros.
4Sweet Home Alabama$2,132,362251%3,182-100$670$102,908,6705Disney
5My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,900,949242%1,967-47$966$159,978,05728IFC Films
6Red Dragon$1,529,397172%2,886-421$530$81,783,7914Universal
7The Transporter$912,534168%1,884-726$484$19,571,7133Fox
8Abandon$858,148279%2,3476$366$6,882,5972Paramount
9Tuck Everlasting$817,756239%1,46012$560$12,236,1683Disney
10Brown Sugar$809,999226%1,146-232$707$20,372,3743Fox Searchlight