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, Mar. 4 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 4 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$7,638,650-9%3,04337$2,510$160,642,3791Newmarket
250 First Dates$768,2966%3,450-162$223$91,713,9063Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$617,9410%2,703--$229$11,357,2181Paramount
4Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$327,9500%2,042--$161$7,191,4761Lions Gate
5Eurotrip$313,4483%2,54432$123$14,077,0222DreamWorks
6Miracle$260,84916%2,222-303$117$57,282,1974Disney
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$252,7633%1,112-295$227$365,177,45311New Line
8Mystic River$231,5430%1,125-227$206$83,220,38820Warner Bros.
9Welcome to Mooseport$225,4652%2,8680$79$12,413,3632Fox
10Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$209,2659%2,5030$84$17,756,9362Disney