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, Jan. 7 - Sun, Jan. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$28,498,123-32%3,5273$8,080$204,297,2953Universal
2White Noise$24,113,770--2,261--$10,665$24,113,7701Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$7,492,647-34%1,86771$4,013$42,805,7973Miramax
4Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$7,438,708-49%3,343-280$2,225$105,568,8824Paramount
5Fat Albert$5,748,443-44%2,675-69$2,149$41,023,1643Fox
6Ocean's Twelve$5,312,079-44%3,010-280$1,765$115,318,1375Warner Bros.
7Spanglish$4,252,233-31%2,58798$1,644$37,510,9404Sony / Columbia
8National Treasure$4,251,219-37%2,177-105$1,953$160,524,4128Disney
9The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$2,744,526-38%1,1050$2,484$19,448,6835Disney
10Finding Neverland$2,264,995-13%1,07723$2,103$24,849,1909Miramax