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, Nov. 20 - Sun, Nov. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Rugrats Movie$27,321,470--2,782--$9,821$27,321,4701Paramount
2Enemy of the State$20,038,573--2,393--$8,374$20,038,5731Disney
3The Waterboy$15,707,537-36%2,68914$5,841$79,553,3473Disney
4Meet Joe Black$7,871,985-48%2,5118$3,135$22,889,9802Universal
5I Still Know What You Did Last Summer$7,018,385-58%2,4430$2,873$23,538,4232Sony / Columbia
6The Siege$3,577,517-56%2,438-144$1,467$25,610,5073Fox
7I'll Be Home for Christmas$2,416,847-38%1,77617$1,361$6,315,1402Disney
8Antz$2,326,528-42%2,002-349$1,162$84,180,5458DreamWorks
9Pleasantville$2,246,978-39%1,715-58$1,310$27,250,5215New Line
10The Wizard of Oz (1998 re-issue)$1,404,455-57%1,705-177$824$10,028,3963Warner Bros.