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, Feb. 25 - Sun, Feb. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ace Ventura: Pet Detective$6,512,350-36%1,96340$3,318$38,512,2234Warner Bros.
2On Deadly Ground$6,369,081-42%2,0100$3,169$6,369,0812Warner Bros.
3Blank Check$4,126,297-34%1,727-5$2,389$15,824,5413Disney
4Blue Chips$4,028,996-60%1,9800$2,035$14,152,6012Paramount
5Reality Bites$3,584,325-40%1,17526$3,050$10,575,2322Universal
6Mrs. Doubtfire$2,785,353-39%1,336-44$2,085$133,947,96314Fox
7My Father the Hero$2,750,412-33%1,335-28$2,060$16,505,8094Disney
8My Girl 2$2,411,716-50%1,8530$1,302$12,245,5173Columbia
9Philadelphia$2,225,776-45%1,336-113$1,666$34,692,12710TriStar
10The Getaway (1994)$1,936,255-47%1,549-110$1,250$11,425,7503Universal