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. 1 - Sun, Mar. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We Were Soldiers$20,212,543--3,143--$6,431$20,212,5431Paramount
240 Days and 40 Nights$12,229,529--2,225--$5,496$12,229,5291Miramax
3John Q.$8,512,403-32%2,456-49$3,466$51,655,0693New Line
4Return to Never Land$6,854,685-24%2,618-8$2,618$35,683,8263Disney
5Dragonfly$6,618,201-35%2,5070$2,640$19,217,8442Universal
6Queen of the Damned$5,911,365-60%2,5110$2,354$23,917,6362Warner Bros.
7Big Fat Liar$4,956,300-22%2,232-205$2,221$39,031,9184Universal
8Crossroads (2002)$4,054,557-42%2,301-80$1,762$31,204,7853Paramount
9The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$2,466,535-23%1,228-125$2,009$48,043,5436Disney
10Snow Dogs$2,305,493-31%1,802-392$1,279$75,523,2567Disney