'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. 29 - Sun, Jul. 31

Wide (1000+)

1Wedding Crashers$20,023,159-22%3,030105$6,608$115,626,5943New Line
2Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$16,384,060-42%3,775-15$4,340$148,094,5853Warner Bros.
3Sky High$14,633,309--2,905--$5,037$14,633,3091Disney
4Stealth$13,251,120--3,495--$3,791$13,251,1201Sony / Columbia
5Must Love Dogs$12,856,018--2,505--$5,132$12,856,0181Warner Bros.
6Fantastic Four$6,912,836-45%2,744-705$2,519$136,258,6474Fox
7The Island (2005)$5,963,435-52%3,13816$1,900$24,318,8292DreamWorks
8Bad News Bears$5,634,742-50%3,1830$1,770$22,667,2712Paramount
9War of the Worlds$5,481,025-39%2,324-941$2,358$218,366,1865Paramount
10Hustle and Flow$4,030,612-50%1,0152$3,971$14,591,7702Paramount Classics