'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. 2 - Sun, Feb. 4

Wide (1000+)

1The Wedding Planner$10,605,370-21%2,7850$3,808$27,762,3082Sony / Columbia
2Valentine$10,024,648--2,310--$4,340$10,024,6481Warner Bros.
3Save the Last Dance$7,172,510-27%2,5709$2,791$64,884,5604Paramount
4Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$6,817,27735%1,163295$5,862$52,978,7839Sony Pictures Classics
5Head Over Heels$4,803,640--2,338--$2,055$4,803,6401Universal
6Finding Forrester$4,213,168-12%1,983-19$2,125$21,674,9447Sony / Columbia
7Snatch$4,006,923-15%1,240-204$3,231$16,746,7617Sony / Screen Gems
8Chocolat (2000)$3,649,2439%1,173-30$3,111$16,691,8728Miramax
9Sugar & Spice$3,621,274-39%2,1500$1,684$9,512,4502New Line
10What Women Want (2000)$3,254,151-26%1,932-679$1,684$170,769,2018Paramount