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 Fri, Mar. 26 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 26 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$8,613,520--3,312--$2,601$8,613,5201Warner Bros.
2The Ladykillers$4,037,731--1,583--$2,551$4,037,7311Disney
3Dawn of the Dead (2004)$3,462,009150%2,7483$1,260$37,005,9492Universal
4The Passion of the Christ$3,114,77973%3,214-36$969$305,674,5185Newmarket
5Jersey Girl$2,890,267--1,520--$1,901$2,890,2671Miramax
6Taking Lives$2,053,114134%2,7050$759$17,213,9472Warner Bros.
7Starsky & Hutch$2,017,547153%2,985-200$676$72,629,0304Warner Bros.
8Secret Window$1,747,444176%2,912-106$600$37,005,0743Sony / Columbia
9Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$1,581,554103%1,3574$1,165$12,879,0552Focus
10Hidalgo$1,557,161130%2,667-262$584$52,646,5864Disney