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, Oct. 29 - Sun, Oct. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Nightmare Before Christmas$8,212,47732%1,6541091$4,965$14,638,9293Disney
2The Beverly Hillbillies$4,923,073-31%2,148-14$2,292$21,627,0043Fox
3Demolition Man$4,202,828-41%2,141-117$1,963$37,551,7354Warner Bros.
4Cool Runnings$3,694,665-31%1,8324$2,017$32,687,4755Disney
5Rudy$3,603,900-28%1,4655$2,460$9,513,3313TriStar
6Fatal Instinct$3,502,569--1,886--$1,857$3,502,5691MGM
7Malice$2,904,181-29%1,5190$1,912$29,958,9285Columbia
8Judgment Night$1,410,765-44%1,350-195$1,045$8,010,3653Universal
9The Good Son (1993)$1,196,724-43%1,214-294$986$32,461,2666Fox
10The Fugitive (1993)$1,122,563-24%1,033-13$1,087$113,341,83413Warner Bros.