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. 30 - Sun, Sep. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Crow: City of Angels$8,273,728--2,423--$3,415$8,273,7281Miramax / Dimension
2Tin Cup$7,216,198-16%2,10218$3,433$25,955,7733Warner Bros.
3A Time to Kill$7,088,00515%2,132-50$3,325$60,195,0376Warner Bros.
4The Island of Dr. Moreau$6,460,769-29%2,0394$3,169$15,562,7562New Line
5First Kid$6,447,462--1,878--$3,433$6,447,4621Disney
6Jack$5,868,6241%2,222-10$2,641$31,469,8434Disney
7A Very Brady Sequel$4,912,023-30%2,1470$2,288$11,964,0682Paramount
8Independence Day$4,367,440-8%2,195-189$1,990$280,770,6219Fox
9The Fan (1996)$2,506,322-24%1,521-495$1,648$12,089,7683Sony / TriStar
10Alaska$1,678,412-12%1,252-314$1,341$6,495,9593Sony / Columbia