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, Aug. 23 - Sun, Aug. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Island of Dr. Moreau$9,101,987--2,035--$4,473$9,101,9871New Line
2Tin Cup$8,610,741-15%2,08472$4,132$18,739,5752Warner Bros.
3A Very Brady Sequel$7,052,045--2,147--$3,285$7,052,0451Paramount
4A Time to Kill$6,142,811-24%2,182-131$2,815$53,107,0325Warner Bros.
5Jack$5,786,871-33%2,23260$2,593$25,601,2193Disney
6Independence Day$4,739,286-18%2,384127$1,988$274,507,0278Fox
7The Fan (1996)$3,312,040-47%2,0160$1,643$9,583,4462Sony / TriStar
8Solo$2,228,668--1,230--$1,812$2,228,6681Triumph
9Escape From L.A.$2,110,146-50%2,172-140$972$15,269,9583Paramount
10Alaska$1,902,555-35%1,5660$1,215$4,817,5472Sony / Columbia