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. 3 - Sun, Feb. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Legends of the Fall$5,111,888-19%2,0380$2,508$22,681,9107Sony / TriStar
2Boys on the Side$4,808,873--1,322--$3,638$4,808,8731Warner Bros.
3The Jerky Boys$4,392,403--1,513--$2,903$4,392,4031Disney
4In the Mouth of Madness$3,441,807--1,510--$2,279$3,441,8071New Line
5Dumb and Dumber$3,351,838-22%2,010-381$1,668$48,558,5988New Line
6Nobody's Fool$3,008,748-27%1,0070$2,988$20,032,3837Paramount
7Highlander 3: The Final Dimension$2,801,196-49%1,5940$1,757$8,337,6312Miramax / Dimension
8Higher Learning$2,251,909-34%1,383-67$1,628$13,852,2854Sony / Columbia
9Murder in the First$2,209,076-31%1,3020$1,697$10,145,6473Warner Bros.
10Houseguest$1,535,049-32%1,294-198$1,186$19,303,0845Disney