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. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$2,146,173-64%2,971--$722$27,252,3051Miramax
2The Punisher$1,102,491-68%2,649--$416$14,938,5161Lionsgate
3The Passion of the Christ$356,001-71%2,848-392$125$361,120,6898Newmarket
4Hellboy$348,987-74%2,897-146$120$50,657,2383Sony / Columbia
5The Alamo (2004)$314,889-71%2,6090$121$16,718,0972Disney
6Walking Tall$293,676-75%2,444-392$120$36,926,5223MGM
7Home on the Range$275,349-83%2,735-323$101$38,055,2383Disney
8Johnson Family Vacation$266,572-82%1,3269$201$21,245,4182Fox Searchlight
9Connie and Carla$254,051-67%1,014--$251$3,509,1531Universal
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$237,073-85%2,810-320$84$72,548,6684Warner Bros.