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. 23 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 23 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$1,841,3544%3,25029$567$299,123,0574Newmarket
2Dawn of the Dead (2004)$1,811,458-18%2,745--$660$30,729,6961Universal
3Taking Lives$968,698-3%2,705--$358$13,430,6051Warner Bros.
4Starsky & Hutch$818,6753%3,1850$257$69,074,8613Warner Bros.
5Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$803,1580%1,353--$594$9,780,7501Focus
6Hidalgo$692,7686%2,929-136$237$49,765,7653Disney
7Secret Window$638,0742%3,0180$211$34,038,8892Sony / Columbia
850 First Dates$326,7775%2,153-433$152$113,716,5846Sony / Columbia
9Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$318,385-8%2,9730$107$17,990,9482MGM
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$122,0771%1,021-286$120$373,607,61114New Line