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, Aug. 18 - Sun, Aug. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Uncle Buck$8,794,501--1,804--$4,875$8,794,5011Universal
2Parenthood$7,606,239-21%1,31616$5,780$43,266,4163Universal
3The Abyss$7,213,102-23%1,5385$4,690$16,532,8992Fox
4Casualties of War$5,201,261--1,487--$3,498$5,201,2611Columbia
5When Harry Met Sally...$4,897,530-21%1,144-27$4,281$36,203,0376Columbia
6Lethal Weapon 2$4,516,257-26%1,584-246$2,851$79,629,1067Warner Bros.
7Turner & Hooch$4,275,108-33%1,594-294$2,682$31,343,0514Disney
8A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child$3,584,320-56%1,846-56$1,942$11,699,4962New Line
9Batman (1989)$3,439,009-32%1,400-377$2,456$229,120,1299Warner Bros.
10Cheetah$2,636,118--1,310--$2,012$2,636,1181Disney