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, Feb. 10 - Sun, Feb. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fly II$6,751,371--1,524--$4,430$6,751,3711Fox
2Three Fugitives$5,096,954-7%1,374183$3,710$17,008,7223Disney
3Rain Man$4,540,785-17%1,5730$2,887$58,913,7589MGM/UA
4Beaches$3,707,524-11%1,12213$3,304$23,420,0028Disney
5Her Alibi$3,443,772-32%1,4290$2,410$8,480,8192Warner Bros.
6Twins$2,864,735-14%1,512-98$1,895$94,380,53010Universal
7Who's Harry Crumb?$2,314,536-40%1,1981$1,932$6,177,2552TriStar
8Working Girl$2,109,890-17%1,100-33$1,918$32,319,7458Fox
9Mississippi Burning$1,725,034-30%1,056-18$1,634$15,581,56710Orion
10The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!$1,352,976-29%1,026-232$1,319$53,106,33411Paramount