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, Jul. 30 - Sun, Aug. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Runaway Bride$35,055,556--3,158--$11,101$35,055,5561Paramount
2The Blair Witch Project$29,207,3811376%1,1011070$26,528$32,697,6061Artisan
3Deep Blue Sea$19,107,643--2,854--$6,695$19,107,6431Warner Bros.
4The Haunting$15,256,639-54%2,86456$5,327$63,965,6182DreamWorks
5Inspector Gadget$14,131,868-35%2,87763$4,912$47,492,8342Disney
6American Pie$6,784,200-33%2,436-108$2,785$77,160,1734Universal
7Eyes Wide Shut$4,320,243-57%2,264-219$1,908$36,101,8773Warner Bros.
8Big Daddy$3,558,738-41%2,288-616$1,555$97,560,8786Sony / Columbia
9Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$3,421,929-18%1,62813$2,102$408,602,70311Fox
10Tarzan (1999)$3,035,186-38%1,611-670$1,884$98,593,7817Disney