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, Jul. 12 - Sun, Jul. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Back to the Future$10,554,410-5%1,43515$7,355$32,581,0812Universal
2Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome$7,283,714--1,474--$4,941$7,283,7141Warner Bros.
3Cocoon$4,986,972-21%1,102-61$4,525$26,604,1284Fox
4Rambo: First Blood Part II$4,337,520-33%1,674-146$2,591$116,618,7868TriStar
5Pale Rider$4,016,870-43%1,688-22$2,380$20,168,7883Warner Bros.
6Explorers$3,607,340--1,750--$2,061$3,607,3401Paramount
7Silverado$3,522,897--1,168--$3,016$3,522,8971Columbia
8St. Elmo's Fire$2,915,667-28%1,091-116$2,672$13,104,0313Columbia
9The Emerald Forest$2,785,237-36%1,030-80$2,704$7,130,3872Embassy
10The Goonies$2,200,163-44%1,225-448$1,796$34,458,4046Warner Bros.