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, Sep. 10 - Sun, Sep. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Apocalypse$23,037,046--3,284--$7,015$23,037,0461Sony / Screen Gems
2Cellular$10,100,571--2,749--$3,674$10,100,5711New Line
3Without a Paddle$4,512,795-36%2,754-2$1,639$45,519,0454Paramount
4Hero (2002)$4,420,702-50%2,17583$2,033$41,653,7463Miramax
5The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$2,933,011-61%2,452-687$1,196$89,260,9965Disney
6Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$2,807,927-65%2,544-361$1,104$27,579,7153Sony / Screen Gems
7Paparazzi$2,771,359-65%2,15338$1,287$12,006,6882Fox
8Collateral$2,718,494-58%2,024-324$1,343$92,695,5816DreamWorks
9Vanity Fair$2,613,777-58%1,0543$2,480$11,098,4912Focus
10Wicker Park$2,509,277-63%2,5980$966$10,434,9122MGM