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, May. 3 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 3 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mean Girls$1,192,576-79%2,839--$420$25,624,9471Paramount
2Man on Fire (2004)$1,163,389-71%2,9866$390$45,461,5732Fox
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$606,842-67%2,674-399$227$53,272,4213Miramax
413 Going on 30$566,122-77%3,45315$164$35,624,5292Sony / Columbia
5Godsend$552,029-67%2,323--$238$7,354,4521Lionsgate
6Laws of Attraction$470,414-70%2,449--$192$7,201,6271New Line
7Envy$410,506-73%2,445--$168$6,572,1971DreamWorks
8The Punisher$338,033-67%2,267-382$149$30,089,0923Lionsgate
9The Passion of the Christ$149,005-68%1,832-437$81$366,837,72510Newmarket
10Hellboy$144,879-73%1,563-655$93$57,653,3605Sony / Columbia