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, Jul. 9 - Sun, Jul. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$45,179,489-49%4,16614$10,845$256,435,2142Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$28,417,271--3,091--$9,194$28,417,2711DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$15,194,686--3,086--$4,924$23,623,8541Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$11,030,898-32%2,011286$5,485$80,134,7393Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$6,538,093-37%2,288-35$2,858$43,090,6913New Line
6White Chicks$6,231,491-28%2,201-599$2,831$56,912,6303Sony / Columbia
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$5,709,689-30%2,444-509$2,336$97,868,5174Fox
8The Terminal$4,974,296-37%2,313-469$2,151$65,258,9284DreamWorks
9Shrek 2$4,451,212-47%2,142-467$2,078$418,524,0718DreamWorks
10Sleepover$4,170,546--2,207--$1,890$4,170,5461MGM