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. 31 - Sun, Sep. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost$8,075,1808%1,7660$4,573$79,956,0848Paramount
2Darkman$6,278,025-22%1,83347$3,425$14,332,8852Universal
3Presumed Innocent$5,852,82126%1,35528$4,319$46,397,7096Warner Bros.
4Flatliners$5,229,5744%1,47915$3,536$27,330,7974Columbia
5My Blue Heaven$3,180,670-16%1,502-366$2,118$13,164,4823Warner Bros.
6Men at Work$3,078,244-3%1,03573$2,974$6,262,5552Triumph
7Taking Care of Business$2,818,102-8%1,17631$2,396$9,501,4593Disney
8The Exorcist III$2,755,797-25%1,297-117$2,125$15,723,7083Fox
9Young Guns II$2,393,52131%1,321227$1,812$20,067,1915Fox
10Air America$2,257,435-11%1,279-318$1,765$17,597,1254TriStar