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. 15 - Sun, Jul. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$56,177,634--3,770--$14,901$56,177,6341Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$33,900,720--2,925--$11,590$33,900,7201New Line
3Fantastic Four$22,783,284-59%3,61917$6,295$100,194,4202Fox
4War of the Worlds$15,244,749-50%3,724-186$4,094$192,434,0403Paramount
5Batman Begins$6,034,545-40%2,810-534$2,148$183,143,0555Warner Bros.
6Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$5,234,944-33%2,370-411$2,209$168,276,1506Fox
7Dark Water$4,610,916-54%2,6570$1,735$18,885,6972Disney
8Herbie: Fully Loaded$3,619,177-40%2,481-521$1,459$55,964,0554Disney
9Bewitched$2,556,163-54%2,290-724$1,116$57,027,1704Sony / Columbia
10Madagascar$2,309,099-42%1,779-383$1,298$184,086,3908DreamWorks