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, Jun. 5 - Sun, Jun. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Patriot Games$18,511,191--2,365--$7,827$18,511,1911Paramount
2Sister Act$11,237,706-6%1,742312$6,451$23,132,2932Disney
3Lethal Weapon 3$9,035,802-41%2,56858$3,519$62,891,7464Warner Bros.
4Far and Away$5,605,630-25%1,820223$3,080$26,068,2903Universal
5Encino Man$4,118,282-36%2,09019$1,970$20,398,5973Disney
6AlienĀ³$4,011,555-52%2,040-187$1,966$35,518,7493Fox
7Class Act$3,421,827--1,148--$2,981$3,421,8271Warner Bros.
8Basic Instinct$1,511,397-36%1,313-211$1,151$103,850,97712TriStar
9Beethoven$1,008,940-26%1,140-280$885$36,691,94010Universal