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. 5 - Sun, Apr. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$18,244,157-39%3,0530$5,976$58,528,6802Sony / Columbia
2High Crimes$14,005,056--2,717--$5,155$14,005,0561Fox
3Ice Age$13,564,818-25%3,200-133$4,239$140,658,5114Fox
4The Rookie (2002)$11,705,083-27%2,52413$4,638$34,949,1502Disney
5Blade II$7,476,255-43%2,561-146$2,919$67,779,3453New Line
6National Lampoon's Van Wilder$7,302,913--2,022--$3,612$7,302,9131Artisan
7Clockstoppers$7,284,214-28%2,56323$2,842$22,452,4402Paramount
8E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$3,567,799-42%2,478-529$1,440$30,734,5843Universal
9Big Trouble$3,545,283--1,961--$1,808$3,545,2831Disney
10We Were Soldiers$2,536,701-32%1,740-306$1,458$70,853,8336Paramount