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. 14 - Sun, Jul. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lethal Weapon 2$17,188,126-16%1,83027$9,392$37,576,9262Warner Bros.
2Batman (1989)$15,113,456-21%2,2010$6,867$167,635,5464Warner Bros.
3Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$8,805,730-7%1,46017$6,031$45,604,8674Disney
4License to Kill$8,774,776--1,575--$5,571$8,774,7761MGM/UA
5Peter Pan (1953) (1989 re-issue)$5,611,785--1,475--$3,805$5,611,7851Disney
6Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade$4,613,927-11%1,717-200$2,687$121,000,3408Paramount
7Ghostbusters II$4,335,425-18%1,978-337$2,192$93,170,8425Columbia
8Dead Poets Society$4,258,839-18%1,047-62$4,068$40,482,2266Disney
9Weekend at Bernie's$3,749,810-17%1,1395$3,292$8,255,8962Fox
10The Karate Kid Part III$2,924,580-40%1,5699$1,864$18,195,0853Columbia