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 Thu, Oct. 31 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 31 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring$2,777,949109%2,634653$1,055$46,429,4482DreamWorks
2Ghost Ship$1,052,90563%2,787--$378$14,695,9521Warner Bros.
3jackass: the movie$1,043,192-31%2,509--$416$29,391,5581Paramount
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$510,39414%1,967-47$259$166,206,74728IFC Films
5Sweet Home Alabama$380,7814%3,182-100$120$108,848,6355Disney
6Red Dragon$375,01818%2,886-421$130$86,316,6454Universal
7Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$200,39666%1,62544$123$20,132,3124Artisan
8The Transporter$192,4767%1,874-736$103$22,261,8603Fox
9Tuck Everlasting$185,93131%1,46012$127$14,618,5593Disney
10The Tuxedo$166,34554%1,707-717$97$47,072,8955DreamWorks