'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, Feb. 5 - Sun, Feb. 7

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1Payback (1999)$21,221,526--2,729--$7,776$21,221,5261Paramount
2She's All That$11,652,050-27%2,620398$4,447$27,717,4802Miramax
3Patch Adams$4,407,962-27%2,729-150$1,615$122,376,4027Universal
4Varsity Blues$3,841,120-35%2,3640$1,625$22,641,1624Paramount
5Saving Private Ryan$3,610,45012450%1,0271023$3,516$194,400,47329DreamWorks
6A Civil Action$3,075,382-36%2,031-288$1,514$30,826,1695Disney
7Stepmom$2,513,393-30%2,3580$1,066$87,197,0747Sony / TriStar
8Simply Irresistible$2,232,686--1,359--$1,643$2,232,6861Fox
9You've Got Mail$2,189,019-28%2,016-80$1,086$106,056,2368Warner Bros.
10The Prince of Egypt$1,922,473-27%1,663-262$1,156$93,389,1748DreamWorks