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, Feb. 4 - Sun, Feb. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scream 3$34,713,342--3,467--$10,013$34,713,3421Miramax / Dimension
2The Hurricane$4,940,420-13%2,14813$2,300$35,442,4434Universal
3Stuart Little$4,713,252-1%2,702-339$1,744$125,267,7398Sony / Columbia
4Next Friday$4,286,355-25%1,42085$3,019$45,304,6114New Line
5Eye of the Beholder$4,213,996-29%1,7510$2,407$10,173,4432Destination
6The Green Mile$4,017,1330%2,335-36$1,720$120,729,9339Warner Bros.
7Galaxy Quest$3,311,935-3%1,939-270$1,708$62,940,4307DreamWorks
8Down to You$2,707,955-33%2,00326$1,352$14,329,4763Miramax
9Girl, Interrupted$2,556,403-21%1,863-72$1,372$23,307,0338Sony / Columbia
10The Talented Mr. Ripley$2,488,414-11%1,819-323$1,368$74,597,6357Paramount