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. 10 - Sun, Apr. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1City of Angels$15,369,048--2,212--$6,948$15,369,0481Warner Bros.
2Lost in Space$13,395,392-34%3,3060$4,052$33,550,3112New Line
3Titanic$8,558,637-26%3,2650$2,621$542,847,01917Paramount
4Species II$7,274,008--2,510--$2,898$7,274,0081MGM
5Mercury Rising$5,457,725-46%2,39913$2,275$15,562,4402Universal
6The Odd Couple II$4,810,288--1,650--$2,915$4,810,2881Paramount
7My Giant$3,117,795--1,948--$1,601$3,117,7951Sony / Columbia
8Grease (1998 re-issue)$2,505,029-54%2,031-33$1,233$20,677,2553Paramount
9Primary Colors$2,411,059-49%1,779-197$1,355$32,737,1274Universal
10As Good as It Gets$2,055,154-38%1,414-142$1,453$139,619,38316Sony / TriStar