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. 20 - Sun, Jul. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jurassic Park III$50,771,676--3,434--$14,785$81,386,1891Universal
2America's Sweethearts$30,181,877--3,011--$10,024$30,181,8771Sony / Columbia
3Legally Blonde$11,103,700-46%2,69575$4,120$31,481,1262MGM
4The Score$10,762,333-43%2,16031$4,983$37,165,2502Paramount
5Cats & Dogs$6,814,617-43%3,0400$2,242$44,053,0923Warner Bros.
6The Fast and the Furious$5,327,400-34%2,732-167$1,950$125,085,2805Universal
7Scary Movie 2$4,523,493-53%2,802-418$1,614$62,435,1383Miramax / Dimension
8Dr. Dolittle 2$4,400,905-41%2,434-395$1,808$39,209,9065Fox
9Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within$3,658,023-68%2,6490$1,381$26,844,5922Sony / Columbia
10Kiss of the Dragon$2,916,173-51%1,655-445$1,762$13,733,5903Fox