'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, Feb. 25 - Sun, Feb. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Diary of a Mad Black Woman$21,904,903--1,483--$14,771$21,904,9031Lionsgate
2Hitch$20,420,989-35%3,571-4$5,719$121,430,1723Sony / Columbia
3Constantine$12,046,781-60%3,0060$4,008$50,977,7862Warner Bros.
4Cursed$9,633,085--2,805--$3,434$9,633,0851Miramax / Dimension
5Man of the House (2005)$8,917,003--2,422--$3,682$8,917,0031Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$7,344,478-10%2,12520$3,456$64,860,55711Warner Bros.
7Because of Winn-Dixie$6,824,056-48%3,1880$2,141$22,275,3832Fox
8Are We There Yet?$4,110,328-35%2,242-277$1,833$76,477,1106Sony / Columbia
9Son of the Mask$3,822,241-58%2,9660$1,289$14,021,9692New Line
10The Aviator (2004)$3,739,037-24%1,579-131$2,368$93,674,14110Miramax