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, May. 26 - Sun, May. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible II$57,845,902--3,653--$15,835$78,849,4961Paramount
2Dinosaur$25,037,914-36%3,30245$7,583$63,892,7652Disney
3Shanghai Noon$15,607,111--2,711--$5,757$15,607,1111Disney
4Gladiator (2000)$13,430,565-32%3,188147$4,213$123,361,3404DreamWorks
5Road Trip$10,906,933-30%2,631101$4,146$32,660,5192DreamWorks
6Frequency$3,616,767-17%1,803-399$2,006$28,420,8125New Line
7U-571$3,260,205-30%2,044-692$1,595$68,955,8626Universal
8Center Stage$2,673,584-18%1,5060$1,775$10,531,1823Sony / Columbia
9Where the Heart Is$1,949,029-30%1,368-779$1,425$22,128,1505Fox
10The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$1,699,795-33%1,491-1201$1,140$30,105,7055Universal