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. 16 - Sun, Jul. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I, Robot$52,180,561--3,420--$15,257$52,180,5611Fox
2Spider-Man 2$24,775,809-45%4,058-108$6,105$302,284,5803Sony / Columbia
3Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$13,849,335-51%3,10413$4,462$56,956,7992DreamWorks
4A Cinderella Story$13,622,882--2,625--$5,190$13,622,8821Warner Bros.
5Fahrenheit 9/11$7,175,674-35%2,004-7$3,581$94,002,1074Lionsgate
6King Arthur (2004)$7,162,618-53%3,0860$2,321$38,112,7072Disney
7The Notebook (2004)$5,651,212-14%2,089-199$2,705$53,890,0084New Line
8DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$3,813,465-33%1,945-499$1,961$105,167,6895Fox
9White Chicks$3,436,494-45%1,730-471$1,986$63,469,5814Sony / Columbia
10Shrek 2$3,230,044-27%1,857-285$1,739$425,016,9029DreamWorks