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. 1 - Sun, Jul. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1War of the Worlds$64,878,033--3,908--$16,601$100,560,1071Paramount
2Batman Begins$15,609,627-43%3,765-93$4,146$151,073,9563Warner Bros.
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$10,572,881-37%2,985-280$3,542$143,930,8714Fox
4Bewitched$9,156,839-55%3,18814$2,872$38,664,7182Sony / Columbia
5Herbie: Fully Loaded$8,819,001-31%3,5210$2,505$35,149,9132Disney
6Madagascar$5,442,503-27%2,526-422$2,155$170,872,8656DreamWorks
7Rebound$5,033,381--2,464--$2,043$5,033,3811Fox
8Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$4,082,576-33%1,759-612$2,321$365,550,5957Fox
9The Longest Yard (2005)$3,342,854-40%1,790-726$1,868$148,028,4316Paramount
10George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$2,714,836-73%2,2534$1,205$16,210,2242Universal