'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, Jan. 14 - Sun, Jan. 16

Wide (1000+)

1Next Friday$14,491,191--1,103--$13,138$18,938,8951New Line
2Stuart Little$12,515,01612%3,092113$4,048$111,040,0855Sony / Columbia
3The Hurricane$10,512,425315%1,4541295$7,230$14,265,8301Universal
4Galaxy Quest$8,543,0116%2,4500$3,487$48,759,8374DreamWorks
5Girl, Interrupted$8,123,7675205%1,9021893$4,271$8,492,3445Sony / Columbia
6The Green Mile$7,683,391-21%2,483-195$3,094$102,131,5136Warner Bros.
7The Talented Mr. Ripley$6,820,619-27%2,36953$2,879$63,338,2374Paramount
9Toy Story 2$5,072,087-29%2,326-426$2,181$226,056,2528Disney
10Any Given Sunday$4,765,853-46%2,5050$1,903$66,246,7154Warner Bros.