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. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$30,057,871--3,053--$9,845$30,057,8711Sony / Columbia
2Ice Age$18,135,784-40%3,333-12$5,441$116,863,8183Fox
3The Rookie (2002)$16,022,324--2,511--$6,381$16,022,3241Disney
4Blade II$13,022,515-60%2,7070$4,811$54,925,7542New Line
5Clockstoppers$10,110,636--2,540--$3,981$10,110,6361Paramount
6E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$6,162,764-57%3,0070$2,049$24,294,5772Universal
7Death to Smoochy$4,266,882--2,164--$1,972$4,266,8821Warner Bros.
8We Were Soldiers$3,723,298-35%2,046-813$1,820$66,755,7255Paramount
9Showtime$3,533,402-57%2,321-596$1,522$33,301,4833Warner Bros.
10Resident Evil$2,934,536-56%1,919-609$1,529$34,382,5573Sony / Screen Gems