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, Jul. 13 - Sun, Jul. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Legally Blonde$20,377,426--2,620--$7,778$20,377,4261MGM
2The Score$19,018,807--2,129--$8,933$19,018,8071Paramount
3Cats & Dogs$12,033,590-45%3,0400$3,958$37,238,4752Warner Bros.
4Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within$11,408,607--2,649--$4,307$19,028,1551Sony / Columbia
5Scary Movie 2$9,554,442-53%3,2200$2,967$53,479,7122Miramax / Dimension
6The Fast and the Furious$8,087,885-34%2,899101$2,790$115,613,6784Universal
7Dr. Dolittle 2$7,483,973-28%2,829-199$2,645$34,809,0014Fox
8Kiss of the Dragon$6,010,165-55%2,10075$2,862$10,817,4172Fox
9A.I. Artificial Intelligence$5,214,891-63%2,830-412$1,843$70,099,5683Warner Bros.
10Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$3,883,274-42%2,164-846$1,794$69,493,1695Paramount