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 Wed, Apr. 21 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 21 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$1,761,526-12%2,971--$593$31,008,0761Miramax
2The Punisher$972,173-8%2,649--$367$16,967,3731Lionsgate
3The Passion of the Christ$361,435-1%2,848-392$127$361,847,4768Newmarket
4Hellboy$338,473-5%2,897-146$117$51,350,8593Sony / Columbia
5The Alamo (2004)$335,4675%2,6090$129$17,372,2262Disney
6Walking Tall$316,588-1%2,444-392$130$37,562,0673MGM
7Home on the Range$316,14612%2,735-323$116$38,653,6263Disney
8Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$287,44016%2,810-320$102$73,083,6524Warner Bros.
9Connie and Carla$273,056-4%1,014--$269$4,065,2991Universal
10The Whole Ten Yards$269,4010%2,6540$102$13,263,3002Warner Bros.