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. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$1,805,11211%3,25029$555$302,559,7394Newmarket
2Dawn of the Dead (2004)$1,387,046-3%2,745--$505$33,543,9401Universal
3Taking Lives$879,2123%2,705--$325$15,160,8331Warner Bros.
4Starsky & Hutch$796,2358%3,1850$250$70,611,4833Warner Bros.
5Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$779,8616%1,353--$576$11,297,5011Focus
6Hidalgo$676,1734%2,929-136$231$51,089,4253Disney
7Secret Window$633,8708%3,0180$210$35,257,6302Sony / Columbia
8Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$354,6537%2,9730$119$18,675,5492MGM
950 First Dates$342,48413%2,153-433$159$114,363,1966Sony / Columbia
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$130,14312%1,021-286$127$373,853,95014New Line