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. 27 - Sun, Oct. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Shorty$10,202,007-20%2,007395$5,083$22,902,0142MGM
2Powder$7,146,973--1,592--$4,489$7,146,9731Disney
3Vampire in Brooklyn$7,045,379--2,307--$3,054$7,045,3791Paramount
4Copycat$5,170,522--1,390--$3,720$5,170,5221Warner Bros.
5Now and Then$4,462,819-40%1,713141$2,605$11,902,9922New Line
6Seven$4,034,511-43%2,252-276$1,792$56,551,7346New Line
7Three Wishes$2,601,093--1,535--$1,695$2,601,0931Savoy
8How to Make an American Quilt$1,584,465-40%1,447-85$1,095$14,366,6854Universal
9Assassins$1,474,291-57%1,892331$779$20,243,6664Warner Bros.
10Never Talk to Strangers$1,204,309-59%1,5100$798$4,107,7662Sony / TriStar