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, Dec. 10 - Sun, Dec. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Twelve$39,153,793--3,290--$11,901$39,153,7931Warner Bros.
2Blade: Trinity$16,061,271--2,912--$5,516$24,484,6691New Line
3National Treasure$9,832,949-42%3,203-40$3,070$124,071,4134Disney
4The Polar Express$9,588,831-11%3,257-393$2,944$109,833,7895Warner Bros.
5Christmas with the Kranks$7,610,081-32%3,294-122$2,310$54,780,9983Sony / Columbia
6The Incredibles$5,036,873-44%2,656-522$1,896$232,577,1036Disney
7The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$4,358,154-43%3,3070$1,318$73,595,7534Paramount
8Alexander$1,478,504-69%2,125-320$696$32,594,5243Warner Bros.
9Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$1,115,105-60%1,701-732$656$38,415,8765Universal
10Ray$954,765-49%1,129-418$846$69,290,0387Universal