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. 17 - Sun, Feb. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 'Burbs$11,101,197--1,952--$5,687$11,101,1971Universal
2Rain Man$6,668,18547%1,59017$4,194$65,581,94310MGM/UA
3Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$6,167,651--1,196--$5,157$6,167,6511Orion
4Three Fugitives$4,589,534-10%1,3740$3,340$21,598,2564Disney
5The Fly II$4,321,149-36%1,5284$2,828$11,072,5202Fox
6Beaches$3,692,1840%1,072-50$3,444$27,112,1869Disney
7Her Alibi$2,446,188-29%1,136-293$2,153$10,927,0073Warner Bros.
8Twins$2,436,270-15%1,210-302$2,013$97,612,77711Universal
9Mississippi Burning$2,337,25735%1,13478$2,061$17,918,82411Orion