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 Mon, Apr. 5 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 5 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hellboy$1,872,644-68%3,028--$618$25,044,6981Sony / Columbia
2The Passion of the Christ$1,291,310-68%3,408194$379$332,151,4676Newmarket
3Walking Tall$1,255,900-68%2,836--$443$16,757,1631MGM
4Home on the Range$1,209,244-71%3,047--$397$15,088,9521Disney
5Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,141,334-75%3,3120$345$50,889,8462Warner Bros.
6The Prince and Me$751,781-65%2,682--$280$10,157,5121Paramount
7The Ladykillers$515,307-71%1,5874$325$24,000,6422Disney
8Dawn of the Dead (2004)$471,944-61%2,357-391$200$52,228,4843Universal
9Jersey Girl$422,621-65%1,821301$232$16,253,2022Miramax
10Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$319,890-65%1,120-237$286$22,242,7213Focus