'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, Mar. 23 - Sun, Mar. 25

Wide (1000+)

1Pretty Woman$11,280,591--1,325--$8,514$11,280,5911Disney
2The Hunt for Red October$9,111,680-18%1,8170$5,015$51,409,6464Paramount
3Joe Versus the Volcano$5,250,004-25%1,795-4$2,925$21,519,4733Warner Bros.
4Driving Miss Daisy$3,682,46528%1,652299$2,229$56,239,21015Warner Bros.
5Blue Steel$1,656,271-43%1,306-1$1,268$4,552,0152MGM
6Bad Influence$1,463,086-44%1,090-210$1,342$7,885,6413Triumph
7Born on the Fourth of July$1,324,6807%1,06434$1,245$50,341,96712Universal
8Hard to Kill$1,167,738-36%1,006-259$1,161$32,936,9237Warner Bros.
9Lambada$929,831-54%1,056-61$881$2,961,0122Warner Bros.
10The Fourth War$776,449--1,005--$773$776,4491Cannon Films