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, Dec. 20 - Sun, Dec. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hook$9,638,268-29%2,22427$4,334$30,729,8202TriStar
2Father of the Bride (1991)$7,031,146--1,561--$4,504$7,031,1461Disney
3The Last Boy Scout$5,616,387-29%1,8230$3,081$13,540,0562Warner Bros.
4Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country$5,452,793-30%2,147343$2,540$31,407,5423Paramount
5JFK$5,223,658--1,164--$4,488$5,223,6581Warner Bros.
6Beauty and the Beast (1991)$4,863,3156%1,925802$2,526$37,433,7565Disney
7Bugsy$4,611,4773186%1,2191215$3,783$4,751,8352TriStar
8The Addams Family$3,457,353-27%1,897-357$1,823$61,122,2705Paramount
9My Girl$2,712,878-32%1,851-238$1,466$25,838,4245Columbia
10Cape Fear$2,116,700-28%1,388-271$1,525$39,472,5756Universal