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, May. 2 - Sun, May. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$85,557,638--3,741--$22,870$85,557,6381Fox
2The Lizzie McGuire Movie$17,338,981--2,825--$6,138$17,338,9811Disney
3Identity$9,423,451-42%2,7330$3,448$30,185,2612Sony / Columbia
4Anger Management$8,406,805-44%3,471-185$2,422$115,284,5264Sony / Columbia
5Holes$6,914,992-45%2,40253$2,879$45,364,5873Disney
6Malibu's Most Wanted$4,022,333-45%2,340-163$1,719$28,951,7063Warner Bros.
7Confidence$2,530,868-45%1,8710$1,353$8,499,0942Lionsgate
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$1,644,776-41%1,2070$1,363$5,225,5742MGM
9Bulletproof Monk$1,474,061-67%1,894-1061$778$21,580,6293MGM
10Phone Booth$1,465,046-51%1,196-917$1,225$42,534,7415Fox