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, Apr. 6 - Sun, Apr. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$17,079,114-36%3,13329$5,451$43,625,9952Miramax / Dimension
2Along Came a Spider$16,712,407--2,530--$6,606$16,712,4071Paramount
3Blow$12,443,461--2,249--$5,533$12,443,4611New Line
4Pokemon 3: The Movie$8,240,752--2,675--$3,081$8,240,7521Warner Bros.
5Someone Like You$5,347,702-47%2,3494$2,277$15,358,3022Fox
6Heartbreakers (2001)$5,009,640-36%2,708-43$1,850$24,613,0603MGM
7Enemy at the Gates$3,353,741-38%1,72418$1,945$30,829,2784Paramount
8The Brothers$3,006,620-46%1,307-71$2,300$18,912,8053Sony / Screen Gems
9Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$2,819,905-42%1,628-278$1,732$117,519,56818Sony Pictures Classics
10Tomcats$2,811,509-56%2,6170$1,074$9,217,5852Sony / Columbia