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, Jan. 9 - Sun, Jan. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$28,717,270-14%2,74619$10,458$197,882,1094Paramount
2Good Will Hunting$10,261,471339%1,7871623$5,742$15,021,5976Miramax
3As Good as It Gets$9,012,301-26%1,63253$5,522$54,049,8053Sony / TriStar
4Wag the Dog$7,778,122551%1,6651596$4,672$9,097,4373New Line
5Tomorrow Never Dies$7,537,891-45%2,8070$2,685$51,450,7484MGM/UA
6MouseHunt$4,601,693-45%2,23320$2,061$45,765,2654DreamWorks
7Firestorm$3,849,308--2,037--$1,890$3,849,3081Fox
8Jackie Brown$3,737,667-49%1,64213$2,276$23,890,6913Miramax
9Scream 2$3,581,635-51%2,332-356$1,536$66,799,5605Miramax / Dimension
10An American Werewolf in Paris$2,113,439-52%1,659-72$1,274$17,541,1133Disney