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, Dec. 8 - Sun, Dec. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story$13,879,973-31%2,47615$5,606$83,050,3873Disney
2Father of the Bride Part II$11,134,978--1,949--$5,713$11,134,9781Disney
3GoldenEye$5,422,513-39%2,6670$2,033$58,576,8454MGM/UA
4Casino$3,800,230-38%1,63114$2,330$19,867,0554Universal
5Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls$3,505,322-39%2,702-3$1,297$80,031,2295Warner Bros.
6Money Train$3,405,222-43%2,450-72$1,390$20,031,1954Sony / Columbia
7The American President$3,016,844-43%1,5080$2,001$28,052,7974Sony / Columbia
8Get Shorty$1,057,213-39%1,147-219$922$50,708,3398MGM
9It Takes Two$925,913-54%1,545-36$599$13,678,0804Warner Bros.
10Nick of Time$907,355-44%1,709-140$531$5,307,0924Paramount