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, Oct. 25 - Sun, Oct. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: the movie$22,763,131--2,509--$9,073$22,763,1311Paramount
2The Ring$18,488,70123%2,634653$7,019$39,392,9522DreamWorks
3Ghost Ship$11,503,511--2,787--$4,128$11,503,5111Warner Bros.
4Sweet Home Alabama$6,524,468-32%3,182-100$2,050$107,300,7765Disney
5My Big Fat Greek Wedding$6,209,500-13%1,967-47$3,157$164,286,60828IFC Films
6Red Dragon$4,661,167-47%2,886-421$1,615$84,915,5614Universal
7The Transporter$2,812,569-45%1,884-726$1,493$21,471,7483Fox
8Brown Sugar$2,784,084-47%1,146-232$2,429$22,346,4593Fox Searchlight
9Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$2,754,102-29%1,62544$1,695$19,547,4544Artisan
10The Tuxedo$2,602,819-37%1,707-717$1,525$46,546,2375DreamWorks