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. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Independence Day$50,227,694--2,882--$17,428$96,101,9921Fox
2The Nutty Professor (1996)$17,488,840-31%2,13823$8,180$42,900,6322Universal
3Phenomenon$16,158,901--1,637--$9,871$16,158,9011Disney
4The Hunchback of Notre Dame$8,892,937-38%2,83557$3,137$44,240,7273Disney
5Eraser$8,790,009-49%2,5560$3,439$50,521,9993Warner Bros.
6The Rock$6,384,912-42%2,137-272$2,988$110,307,7705Disney
7Striptease$4,816,615-61%1,9799$2,434$17,138,6842Sony / Columbia
8Twister (1996)$2,740,227-43%1,877-441$1,460$137,318,2759Warner Bros.
9Mission: Impossible$2,344,159-51%1,747-465$1,342$169,012,5777Paramount
10The Cable Guy$1,704,761-65%2,042-548$835$54,351,5934Sony / Columbia