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. 26 - Sun, May. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casper$16,842,047--2,714--$6,206$16,842,0471Universal
2Die Hard: With A Vengeance$15,136,469-32%2,5250$5,995$37,298,7142Fox
3Crimson Tide$10,208,389-12%2,51476$4,061$40,368,5753Disney
4Braveheart$9,938,276--2,035--$4,884$9,938,2761Paramount
5Forget Paris$7,708,15233%1,609540$4,791$13,520,8082Sony / Columbia
6Johnny Mnemonic$7,420,808--2,030--$3,656$7,420,8081Sony / TriStar
7Mad Love (1995)$6,820,171--1,500--$4,547$6,820,1711Disney
8While You Were Sleeping$5,764,37628%1,713-373$3,365$45,064,0726Disney
9French Kiss$3,446,180-10%1,412-342$2,441$22,906,5014Fox
10A Little Princess$2,610,58328%1,3420$1,945$4,677,9773Warner Bros.