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, May. 6 - Sun, May. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1With Honors$3,741,737-14%1,222120$3,062$8,070,2802Warner Bros.
2Four Weddings and a Funeral$3,645,515-9%1,06462$3,426$22,630,3659Gramercy
33 Ninjas Kick Back$3,556,310--2,038--$1,745$3,556,3101TriStar
4Clean Slate$3,136,130--1,457--$2,152$3,136,1301MGM
5No Escape$3,125,453-32%1,7652$1,771$7,714,1892Savoy
6Bad Girls$1,621,483-41%1,789-223$906$9,392,8163Fox
7Schindler's List$1,128,003-25%1,170-33$964$89,593,55921Universal
8The Paper$1,119,460-26%1,004-235$1,115$25,662,5778Universal
9PCU$936,953-56%1,730-11$542$3,066,4362Fox
10D2: The Mighty Ducks$852,194-50%1,358-203$628$30,296,1927Disney