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, Oct. 6 - Sun, Oct. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Seven$10,421,517-16%2,51139$4,150$36,749,9713New Line
2Assassins$9,378,637--2,343--$4,003$9,378,6371Warner Bros.
3Dead Presidents$7,943,778--1,081--$7,349$7,943,7781Disney
4How to Make an American Quilt$5,790,445--1,504--$3,850$5,790,4451Universal
5The Big Green$3,900,329-17%2,0720$1,882$8,588,6142Disney
6Devil in a Blue Dress$3,010,805-44%1,4320$2,103$8,433,1902Sony / TriStar
7Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers$2,462,640-66%1,6790$1,467$9,771,1692Miramax / Dimension
8To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar$1,870,915-37%1,412-77$1,325$24,859,3355Universal
9Showgirls$1,781,460-49%1,287-101$1,384$13,406,5173MGM/UA
10Dangerous Minds$1,708,117-25%1,424-154$1,200$47,130,8699Disney