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, Nov. 22 - Sun, Nov. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$47,070,738--3,314--$14,204$47,070,7381MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$42,227,725-52%3,6820$11,469$148,360,5032Warner Bros.
3Friday After Next$13,010,767--1,616--$8,051$13,010,7671New Line
4The Santa Clause 2$10,210,082-32%3,251-95$3,141$94,945,6084Disney
58 Mile$8,621,145-55%2,58589$3,335$97,581,8383Universal
6The Ring$7,560,850-29%2,628-254$2,877$110,842,9296DreamWorks
7My Big Fat Greek Wedding$3,657,055-22%1,585-227$2,307$191,127,18832IFC Films
8Half Past Dead$3,125,828-60%2,1130$1,479$12,501,5312Sony / Columbia
9jackass: the movie$1,611,625-58%1,522-891$1,059$62,052,4415Paramount
10I Spy$1,043,391-73%1,535-1076$680$32,645,2014Sony / Columbia