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 Wed, Mar. 10 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 10 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$4,413,327-9%3,170127$1,392$228,135,2352Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$1,711,768-12%3,185--$537$33,764,2041Warner Bros.
3Hidalgo$1,171,585-9%3,063--$382$22,587,8501Disney
450 First Dates$471,444-6%3,040-410$155$100,762,3244Sony / Columbia
5Twisted$406,1140%2,7041$150$17,666,6982Paramount
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$218,291-9%1,903791$115$368,895,71312New Line
7Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$203,571-11%2,0420$100$10,781,1722Lions Gate
8Monster$197,519-8%1,082114$183$30,550,75811Newmarket
9Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$159,4224%2,180-323$73$22,276,3743Disney
10Miracle$158,2494%1,654-568$96$60,275,8545Disney