'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, Mar. 7 - Sun, Mar. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Private Parts$14,616,333--2,138--$6,836$14,616,3331Paramount
2Jungle 2 Jungle$12,812,047--2,316--$5,532$12,812,0471Disney
3The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition$8,048,852-39%2,1164$3,804$43,170,6973Fox
4Donnie Brasco$7,831,804-33%1,59390$4,916$19,492,0202Sony / TriStar
5Booty Call$4,060,870-37%1,2720$3,193$10,490,2342Sony / Columbia
6Star Wars: Special Edition$3,894,728-43%2,039-336$1,910$103,337,4776Fox
7Absolute Power$3,712,616-35%2,116-52$1,755$42,075,3624Sony / Columbia
8Dante's Peak$3,224,785-39%2,279-472$1,415$34,109,5705Universal
9Vegas Vacation$2,386,903-48%1,873-197$1,274$13,494,2304Warner Bros.
10Marvin's Room$2,365,877-27%1,1585$2,043$5,720,4176Miramax