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 Tue, Mar. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$9,283,927-8%3,043--$3,051$144,601,2151Newmarket
250 First Dates$824,74517%3,450-162$239$90,217,4583Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$641,08111%2,703--$237$10,124,1751Paramount
4Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$392,81119%2,042--$192$6,534,9981Lions Gate
5Eurotrip$374,37515%2,54432$147$13,458,0172DreamWorks
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$281,6811%1,112-295$253$364,680,09511New Line
7Mystic River$267,66313%1,125-227$238$82,756,65920Warner Bros.
8Welcome to Mooseport$230,88717%2,8680$81$11,967,1462Fox
9Miracle$229,210-3%2,222-491$103$56,796,0944Disney
10Broken Lizard's Club Dread$228,219-4%1,807--$126$3,502,2791Fox Searchlight