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 Mon, Mar. 8 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 8 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$5,003,598-72%3,170127$1,578$218,894,0402Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$2,010,744-71%3,185--$631$30,114,3491Warner Bros.
3Hidalgo$1,297,263-74%3,063--$424$20,126,4971Disney
450 First Dates$437,895-75%3,040-410$144$99,788,8424Sony / Columbia
5Twisted$371,858-71%2,7041$138$16,855,8232Paramount
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$222,426-75%1,903791$117$368,437,71712New Line
7Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$194,407-72%2,0420$95$10,348,9052Lions Gate
8Monster$179,517-67%1,082114$166$30,139,23311Newmarket
9Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$161,638-85%2,180-323$74$21,963,2883Disney
10Eurotrip$145,301-63%1,602-942$91$15,843,2613DreamWorks