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, Sep. 23 - Sun, Sep. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dead Ringers$3,012,180--1,042--$2,891$3,012,1801Fox
2A Fish Called Wanda$2,205,248-14%1,164-43$1,895$33,135,72211MGM
3Die Hard$2,132,131-16%1,282-89$1,663$45,539,28811Fox
4Who Framed Roger Rabbit$1,692,166-19%1,321-72$1,281$74,621,80514Disney
5Cocktail (1988)$1,642,456-13%1,276-88$1,287$43,270,3319Disney
6A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master$1,616,193-27%1,207-258$1,339$33,297,1246New Line
7Young Guns$1,512,785-23%1,263-95$1,198$25,457,6907Fox
8Moon Over Parador$1,470,620-40%1,058-85$1,390$7,191,3303Universal
9Betrayed$1,391,364-33%1,066-35$1,305$17,005,2545MGM/UA