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, Feb. 28 - Sun, Mar. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition$13,145,852-40%2,1121$6,224$35,121,8452Fox
2Donnie Brasco$11,660,216--1,503--$7,758$11,660,2161Sony / TriStar
3Star Wars: Special Edition$6,856,626-38%2,375175$2,887$99,442,7495Fox
4Booty Call$6,429,364--1,272--$5,055$6,429,3641Sony / Columbia
5Absolute Power$5,728,257-36%2,168-400$2,642$36,865,4223Sony / Columbia
6Dante's Peak$5,268,165-26%2,751-10$1,915$30,884,7854Universal
7Vegas Vacation$4,558,084-30%2,0700$2,202$11,107,3273Warner Bros.
8Fools Rush In$3,603,330-35%1,7010$2,118$21,419,3493Sony / Columbia
9Marvin's Room$3,250,409--1,153--$2,819$3,354,5404Miramax
10Jerry Maguire$2,581,451-16%1,353-153$1,908$135,109,71912Sony / TriStar