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, Apr. 18 - Sun, Apr. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anaconda$12,013,566-28%2,4560$4,892$28,634,4532Sony / Columbia
2Liar Liar$10,138,569-30%2,90929$3,485$133,542,1475Universal
3Murder at 1600$7,962,268--2,152--$3,700$7,962,2681Warner Bros.
4The Saint$7,186,355-34%2,50051$2,875$34,272,7963Paramount
5Grosse Pointe Blank$4,749,396-31%1,2369$3,843$11,619,7932Disney
6The Devil's Own$2,406,237-42%2,004-351$1,201$27,874,0894Sony / Columbia
7McHale's Navy$2,128,565--1,858--$1,146$2,128,5651Universal
8That Old Feeling$2,089,560-40%1,583-16$1,320$10,654,4703Universal
98 Heads in a Duffel Bag$2,024,516--1,553--$1,304$2,024,5161Orion Pictures
10Scream$1,557,981-23%1,153-117$1,351$63,945,25417Miramax / Dimension