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, Mar. 17 - Sun, Mar. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1V for Vendetta$25,642,252--3,365--$7,620$25,642,2521Warner Bros.
2Failure to Launch$15,604,785-36%3,11760$5,006$48,275,4042Paramount
3The Shaggy Dog (2006)$13,377,457-18%3,5010$3,821$35,635,3472Disney
4She's the Man$10,730,579--2,623--$4,091$10,730,5791Paramount / DreamWorks
5The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$8,008,616-49%2,6211$3,056$28,740,4352Fox Searchlight
616 Blocks$4,754,457-36%2,666-40$1,783$30,190,7523Warner Bros.
7Eight Below$4,085,262-26%2,603-367$1,569$73,044,8625Disney
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$2,933,833-49%1,403-409$2,091$60,030,8564Lionsgate
9The Pink Panther (2006)$2,463,650-32%1,852-450$1,330$78,574,1966Sony / Columbia
10Aquamarine$2,113,952-45%1,869-669$1,131$15,778,2753Fox