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, Mar. 3 - Sun, Mar. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Whole Nine Yards$7,174,183-25%2,793-117$2,569$37,718,3123Warner Bros.
2The Next Best Thing$5,870,387--2,007--$2,925$5,870,3871Paramount
3My Dog Skip$5,863,5459256%2,3312310$2,515$6,471,2838Warner Bros.
4Drowning Mona$5,802,229--1,981--$2,929$5,802,2291Destination
5Pitch Black$5,066,884-29%1,903-27$2,663$29,598,9803USA Films
6Snow Day$4,804,112-42%2,7178$1,768$48,636,3304Paramount
7Reindeer Games$4,757,095-41%2,2040$2,158$14,973,9552Miramax / Dimension
8Wonder Boys$4,053,226-30%1,504251$2,695$11,115,9533Paramount
9American Beauty$4,030,713-13%1,33916$3,010$86,261,80325DreamWorks
10The Cider House Rules$4,018,764-1%1,496150$2,686$28,095,05413Miramax