Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Adds $1.5 Million; 'The November Man' Opens in Fifth PlaceAugust 28, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy retained first place on Wednesday with a gross of $1.51 million, off 42.5 percent from the same day last week. That brings the Disney/Marvel flick's domestic sum to $256.7 million and counting as it heads into Labor Day weekend. Guardians is now 12 percent ahead of the pace of Captain America: The Winter Soldier--which, along with The LEGO Movie's $257.75 million, it will overtake as the year's top grosser before the end of Friday--and just 2 percent behind the pace of 2008's original Iron Man.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed another $1.09 million yesterday for a 55 percent week-to-week drop. The reboot has earned $149.6 million domestically in its first 20 days, 21 percent more than 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

If I Stay added $1.04 million yesterday, giving it $19.5 million in the bank through 6 days of release. The drama is currently pacing 43 percent ahead of the 6-day take of The Host and 23 percent behind The Time Traveler's Wife.

Let's Be Cops brought in $0.88 million on Wednesday for a 50 percent week-to-week decline. The comedy's total haul stands at $48.3 million through 15 days, 28 percent less than Pineapple Express at the same point.

Relativity reports that The November Man posted $0.86 million in its first day of release Wednesday. By comparison, that's 49 percent behind the $1.67 million pre-Labor Day Wednesday bow of The American in 2010 and 11 percent behind the $0.97 million Wednesday opening of 2011's The Debt.

When the Game Stands Tall pulled $0.5 million yesterday to give it a 6-day cume of $10.1 million. The football drama is running 20 percent behind the pace of Draft Day.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For took in $0.47 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day start of $8.2 million. Unfortunately, the sequel isn't finding its feet as it trails last year's Kick-Ass 2 by 53 percent through the same point.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 21 - Sun, Jun. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cocoon$7,936,427--1,140--$6,962$7,936,4271Fox
2Rambo: First Blood Part II$7,280,873-21%2,0740$3,511$96,902,9775TriStar
3The Goonies$6,255,086-25%1,7050$3,669$23,738,3813Warner Bros.
4Lifeforce$4,209,136--1,526--$2,758$4,209,1361TriStar
5Fletch$4,017,555-22%1,223-54$3,285$22,532,5264Universal
6Return to Oz$2,844,895--1,238--$2,298$2,844,8951Disney
7A View to a Kill$2,486,459-28%1,245-234$1,997$30,403,9045MGM/UA
8Secret Admirer$1,699,038-30%1,265-35$1,343$4,114,0222Orion
9Perfect$1,545,459-37%1,013-326$1,526$8,235,0933Columbia
10D.A.R.Y.L.$1,352,244-49%1,1000$1,229$4,002,0762Paramount