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, Sep. 29 - Sun, Oct. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Remember the Titans$20,905,831--1,865--$11,210$20,905,8311Disney
2The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen$7,205,523-12%1,150486$6,266$15,381,1892Warner Bros.
3Almost Famous$5,570,441-20%1,635442$3,407$14,811,5543DreamWorks
4Urban Legends: Final Cut$4,406,105-48%2,5390$1,735$12,911,6182Sony / Columbia
5Bring It On$3,008,222-30%2,4669$1,220$59,692,7276Universal
6The Watcher$2,280,991-38%2,636-141$865$26,011,8004Universal
7Nurse Betty$2,072,981-37%1,489-2$1,392$21,314,4804USA Films
8Bait$1,731,888-49%2,010-342$862$10,583,1533Warner Bros.
9What Lies Beneath$1,644,682-25%1,674-145$982$150,594,80011DreamWorks
10Space Cowboys$1,402,641-35%2,006-164$699$85,100,8339Warner Bros.