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, Aug. 15 - Sun, Aug. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cop Land$13,510,482--2,233--$6,050$13,510,4821Miramax
2Air Force One$12,350,392-31%2,9810$4,143$130,351,0484Sony / Columbia
3Conspiracy Theory$12,309,562-36%2,8060$4,387$31,623,1282Warner Bros.
4Event Horizon$9,511,915--2,311--$4,116$9,511,9151Paramount
5Spawn$4,986,874-44%2,478-126$2,012$33,675,5763New Line
6George of the Jungle$4,813,639-24%2,431-185$1,980$49,743,8275Disney
7Men in Black$4,204,869-26%2,261-392$1,860$225,302,0207Sony / Columbia
8Picture Perfect$3,322,480-34%1,677-50$1,981$16,135,6693Fox
9Contact$2,872,875-36%1,451-565$1,980$60,005,5386Warner Bros.
10Air Bud$2,591,545-27%1,723-6$1,504$11,014,8723Disney