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, Nov. 5 - Sun, Nov. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Nightmare Before Christmas$7,684,284-6%1,67117$4,599$22,323,2134Disney
2Flesh and Bone$4,517,066--1,200--$3,764$4,517,0661Paramount
3Robocop 3$4,304,829--1,796--$2,397$4,304,8291Orion
4Cool Runnings$4,237,16015%1,741-91$2,434$36,924,6356Disney
5The Beverly Hillbillies$4,128,037-16%1,830-318$2,256$25,755,0414Fox
6Look Who's Talking Now$4,022,570--1,858--$2,165$4,022,5701TriStar
7Rudy$3,051,595-15%1,4650$2,083$12,564,9264TriStar
8Demolition Man$2,994,140-29%1,601-540$1,870$40,545,8755Warner Bros.
9Malice$2,743,372-6%1,458-61$1,882$32,702,3006Columbia
10Fatal Instinct$2,198,305-37%1,8860$1,166$5,700,8742MGM