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. 24 - Sun, Mar. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Man$28,955,683--2,818--$10,275$28,955,6831Universal
2V for Vendetta$12,339,108-52%3,3650$3,667$46,208,0672Warner Bros.
3Stay Alive$10,726,597--2,009--$5,339$10,726,5971Disney
4Failure to Launch$10,463,212-33%3,20285$3,268$63,541,1023Paramount
5The Shaggy Dog (2006)$9,035,388-32%3,421-80$2,641$47,823,2453Disney
6She's the Man$7,297,306-32%2,6318$2,774$20,346,9502Paramount / DreamWorks
7Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector$6,922,902--1,710--$4,048$6,922,9021Lionsgate
8The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$4,385,709-45%2,461-160$1,782$35,717,2613Fox Searchlight
9Eight Below$2,717,206-33%2,101-502$1,293$77,140,0736Disney
1016 Blocks$2,160,504-55%2,066-600$1,046$34,005,7004Warner Bros.