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, May. 9 - Sun, May. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fifth Element$17,031,978--2,500--$6,813$17,031,9781Sony / Columbia
2Father's Day$8,776,159--2,482--$3,536$8,776,1591Warner Bros.
3Breakdown$7,618,238-38%2,295187$3,319$19,925,3662Paramount
4Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$7,064,984-26%2,1870$3,230$16,613,0952New Line
5Volcano$4,494,695-51%2,650-127$1,696$28,176,1783Fox
6Liar Liar$3,618,306-38%2,312-363$1,565$156,456,9338Universal
7Romy & Michele's High School Reunion$2,897,452-46%1,6060$1,804$15,653,6643Disney
8Anaconda$2,665,442-44%2,302-154$1,158$43,339,0515Sony / Columbia
9The Saint$1,562,444-49%1,730-388$903$43,903,3576Paramount
10Murder at 1600$1,296,494-54%1,504-466$862$16,929,7984Warner Bros.