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, Jul. 7 - Sun, Jul. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apollo 13$19,636,789-23%2,2003$8,926$65,640,8222Universal
2Species$17,161,943--2,310--$7,429$17,161,9431MGM/UA
3First Knight$10,856,442--2,161--$5,024$10,856,4421Sony / Columbia
4Pocahontas$10,762,297-33%2,60831$4,127$58,953,4553Disney
5Batman Forever$9,260,614-40%2,8930$3,201$154,850,6254Warner Bros.
6Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie$5,935,721-55%2,4090$2,464$19,040,5092Fox
7Judge Dredd$5,231,508-57%2,2040$2,374$17,523,0442Disney
8The Bridges of Madison County$2,909,389-34%1,558-224$1,867$39,963,6866Warner Bros.
9Congo$2,729,920-44%1,789-432$1,526$50,998,1395Paramount
10Casper$2,108,846-24%1,400-506$1,506$85,622,3947Universal