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, Apr. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$1,279,5000%3,214-36$398$320,254,1155Newmarket
2Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,272,573-5%3,312--$384$34,960,2671Warner Bros.
3The Ladykillers$861,455-7%1,583--$544$16,395,1961Disney
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$674,088-2%2,7483$245$47,172,8842Universal
5Jersey Girl$576,909-3%1,520--$380$10,705,0701Miramax
6Taking Lives$536,935-5%2,7050$198$23,981,0812Warner Bros.
7Starsky & Hutch$453,996-2%2,985-200$152$78,690,3454Warner Bros.
8Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$449,318-6%1,3574$331$18,478,6522Focus
9Hidalgo$409,042-3%2,667-262$153$58,097,1094Disney
10Secret Window$361,1161%2,912-106$124$42,007,1343Sony / Columbia