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. 27 - Sun, Nov. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Bug's Life$33,258,12311324%2,6862685$12,382$46,113,3101Disney
2The Rugrats Movie$21,010,116-23%2,82341$7,442$48,331,5862Paramount
3Enemy of the State$18,114,221-10%2,43542$7,439$38,152,7942Disney
4The Waterboy$13,601,032-13%2,78293$4,889$93,154,3794Disney
5Babe: Pig in the City$6,162,640--2,384--$2,585$6,162,6401Universal
6Meet Joe Black$5,786,830-26%2,52716$2,290$28,676,8103Universal
7I Still Know What You Did Last Summer$4,461,455-36%2,47330$1,804$27,999,8783Sony / Columbia
8Home Fries$3,784,023--1,925--$1,966$3,784,0231Warner Bros.
9Ringmaster$3,344,022--1,312--$2,549$3,344,0221Artisan
10Very Bad Things$3,245,853--1,260--$2,576$3,245,8531PolyGram