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, Aug. 12 - Sun, Aug. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Brothers$21,177,047--2,533--$8,360$21,177,0471Paramount
2The Skeleton Key$16,057,889--2,771--$5,795$16,057,8891Universal
3The Dukes of Hazzard$13,012,161-58%3,7850$3,438$57,460,7562Warner Bros.
4Wedding Crashers$11,834,614-26%3,13125$3,780$163,873,0015New Line
5Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo$9,626,083--3,127--$3,078$9,626,0831Sony / Columbia
6Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$7,412,267-32%3,304-398$2,243$183,940,6635Warner Bros.
7March of the Penguins$6,847,946-4%2,063196$3,319$37,721,2698Warner Independent
8Sky High$6,309,768-30%2,807-105$2,248$43,500,2633Disney
9Must Love Dogs$4,575,126-38%2,420-85$1,891$34,607,5923Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four$2,342,870-45%1,617-722$1,449$148,513,3296Fox