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. 2 - Sun, Mar. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mexican$20,108,045--2,951--$6,814$20,108,0451DreamWorks
2Hannibal$10,051,008-36%3,272-20$3,072$87,616,2104MGM
3See Spot Run$9,715,102--2,656--$3,658$9,715,1021Warner Bros.
4Down to Earth$7,815,382-30%2,5210$3,100$21,785,0333Paramount
5Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$4,905,081-26%1,7512$2,801$88,649,41813Sony Pictures Classics
6Chocolat (2000)$4,200,052-12%1,85713$2,262$34,395,00512Miramax
7Recess: School's Out$3,960,470-43%2,503-127$1,582$27,587,6513Disney
83000 Miles to Graceland$3,110,377-57%2,5450$1,222$10,270,8982Warner Bros.
9Sweet November$2,275,493-56%2,037-231$1,117$18,427,1073Warner Bros.
10The Wedding Planner$2,203,714-44%1,708-356$1,290$55,277,5486Sony / Columbia