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. 30 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 30 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,412,376-6%3,312--$426$32,353,7611Warner Bros.
2The Passion of the Christ$1,351,71613%3,214-36$421$317,698,6925Newmarket
3The Ladykillers$985,8890%1,583--$623$14,604,7541Disney
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$783,072-3%2,7483$285$45,812,5672Universal
5Jersey Girl$640,09111%1,520--$421$9,536,2391Miramax
6Taking Lives$603,0648%2,7050$223$22,879,0452Warner Bros.
7Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$514,9507%1,3574$379$17,552,2602Focus
8Starsky & Hutch$498,16111%2,985-200$167$77,772,7854Warner Bros.
9Hidalgo$441,77111%2,667-262$166$57,265,7284Disney
10Secret Window$371,6788%2,912-106$128$41,287,0823Sony / Columbia