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. 23 - Sun, May. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lost World: Jurassic Park$72,132,275--3,281--$21,985$74,699,3371Universal
2Addicted to Love$11,446,098--2,007--$5,703$11,446,0981Warner Bros.
3The Fifth Element$6,378,410-44%2,5000$2,551$44,389,8563Sony / Columbia
4Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$5,638,288-4%2,1870$2,578$28,095,4724New Line
5Breakdown$5,414,908-9%2,3484$2,306$31,287,7184Paramount
6Father's Day$4,715,232-23%2,504-3$1,883$19,600,0433Warner Bros.
7Liar Liar$3,033,180-5%1,644-456$1,845$164,601,97110Universal
8Volcano$2,308,917-36%1,736-900$1,330$34,081,2725Fox
9Anaconda$1,731,218-22%1,308-724$1,324$47,290,9767Sony / Columbia
10Romy & Michele's High School Reunion$1,692,968-24%1,227-380$1,380$19,587,3235Disney