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. 20 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 20 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$1,994,245-7%2,971--$671$29,246,5501Miramax
2The Punisher$1,056,684-4%2,649--$399$15,995,2001Lionsgate
3The Passion of the Christ$365,3523%2,848-392$128$361,486,0418Newmarket
4Hellboy$355,1482%2,897-146$123$51,012,3863Sony / Columbia
5Walking Tall$318,9579%2,444-392$131$37,245,4793MGM
6The Alamo (2004)$318,6621%2,6090$122$17,036,7592Disney
7Connie and Carla$283,09011%1,014--$279$3,792,2431Universal
8Home on the Range$282,2423%2,735-323$103$38,337,4803Disney
9The Whole Ten Yards$268,13615%2,6540$101$12,993,8992Warner Bros.
10The Girl Next Door$264,81316%2,142-6$124$11,508,6832Fox