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 Thu, Apr. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man on Fire (2004)$1,415,546-1%2,9802978$475$29,285,2661Fox
213 Going on 30$921,115-2%3,438--$268$25,182,3881Sony / Columbia
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$804,814-6%3,073102$262$46,804,5532Miramax
4The Punisher$450,179-7%2,6490$170$26,249,3202Lionsgate
5Hellboy$202,680-1%2,218-679$91$55,662,2004Sony / Columbia
6The Passion of the Christ$201,422-2%2,269-579$89$365,280,1909Newmarket
7Home on the Range$188,6517%2,481-254$76$43,288,3634Disney
8The Alamo (2004)$176,22015%2,039-570$86$20,373,8993Disney
9Walking Tall$168,1701%2,201-243$76$41,241,0154MGM
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$134,793-3%2,420-390$56$77,389,7155Warner Bros.