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, Apr. 6 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 6 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hellboy$1,672,442-11%3,028--$552$26,717,1401Sony / Columbia
2The Passion of the Christ$1,602,16724%3,408194$470$333,753,6346Newmarket
3Home on the Range$1,253,2234%3,047--$411$16,342,1751Disney
4Walking Tall$1,243,829-1%2,836--$439$18,000,9921MGM
5Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,164,5102%3,3120$352$52,054,3562Warner Bros.
6The Prince and Me$812,8878%2,682--$303$10,970,3991Paramount
7The Ladykillers$589,41714%1,5874$371$24,590,0592Disney
8Jersey Girl$496,91118%1,821301$273$16,750,1132Miramax
9Dawn of the Dead (2004)$447,093-5%2,357-391$190$52,675,5773Universal
10Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$373,18017%1,120-237$333$22,615,9013Focus