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, Aug. 19 - Sun, Aug. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Forrest Gump$11,248,160-20%2,23026$5,044$136,345,6797Paramount
2Clear and Present Danger$11,044,450-31%2,4330$4,539$47,357,5383Paramount
3The Mask$7,606,131-24%2,51654$3,023$56,006,9864New Line
4Color of Night$6,610,488--1,740--$3,799$6,610,4881Disney
5True Lies$5,218,303-26%1,860-296$2,806$81,724,8956Fox
6The Little Rascals$4,682,610-37%1,9272$2,430$22,121,9253Universal
7The Client$4,412,259-27%2,210-91$1,996$47,346,0395Warner Bros.
8The Lion King$4,336,530-28%1,783-438$2,432$125,160,0289Disney
9In the Army Now$4,177,484-34%1,4528$2,877$10,544,6782Disney
10Andre$4,020,760--1,469--$2,737$4,020,7601Paramount