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. 3 - Sun, Apr. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lost in Space$20,154,919--3,306--$6,096$20,154,9191New Line
2Titanic$11,533,140-24%3,26532$3,532$530,398,28316Paramount
3Mercury Rising$10,104,715--2,386--$4,235$10,104,7151Universal
4Grease (1998 re-issue)$5,466,763-57%2,0640$2,649$18,172,2262Paramount
5Primary Colors$4,702,303-33%1,9768$2,380$28,945,6613Universal
6Wild Things$3,617,127-36%1,981-196$1,826$18,907,6763Sony / Columbia
7The Man in the Iron Mask$3,507,255-45%2,504-597$1,401$38,190,6244MGM / United Artists
8As Good as It Gets$3,330,652-23%1,556-8$2,141$136,380,49515Sony / TriStar
9Good Will Hunting$3,169,473-23%1,576-66$2,011$84,437,18918Miramax
10The Newton Boys$2,303,889-43%1,9694$1,170$6,314,1342Fox