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. 12 - Sun, Nov. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pokemon: The First Movie$31,036,678--3,043--$10,199$50,753,3001Warner Bros.
2The Bone Collector$12,010,225-28%2,5947$4,630$35,522,1312Universal
3Dogma$8,669,945--1,269--$6,832$8,669,9451Lionsgate
4The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$6,360,968--2,147--$2,963$6,360,9681Sony / Columbia
5Anywhere But Here$5,607,137--1,672--$3,354$5,607,1371Fox
6The Insider$5,012,416-25%1,83324$2,735$13,966,7772Disney
7The Bachelor$4,660,221-38%2,5242$1,846$14,132,9862New Line
8House on Haunted Hill (1999)$4,338,390-44%2,530-180$1,715$34,847,9013Warner Bros.
9Double Jeopardy$3,022,419-30%2,110-612$1,432$108,327,2668Paramount
10The Sixth Sense$2,562,649-18%1,418-384$1,807$266,706,97115Disney