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. 21 - Sun, May. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek 2$108,038,242--4,163--$25,952$128,983,4671DreamWorks
2Troy$23,924,069-49%3,4110$7,014$85,959,9132Warner Bros.
3Van Helsing$10,561,245-49%3,418-162$3,090$100,526,4223Universal
4Mean Girls$6,907,525-32%3,05439$2,262$64,710,8784Paramount
5Man on Fire (2004)$3,680,508-28%2,104-546$1,749$69,462,8255Fox
6Breakin' All the Rules$2,845,696-44%1,3180$2,159$9,054,9202Sony / Screen Gems
713 Going on 30$2,511,918-39%2,028-628$1,239$52,078,4025Sony / Columbia
8New York Minute$1,302,004-66%2,360-646$552$12,622,3953Warner Bros.
9Laws of Attraction$924,734-54%1,010-993$916$16,863,3904New Line