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, Nov. 17 - Sun, Nov. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$41,534,608--3,804--$10,919$41,534,6081Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$40,833,504--3,434--$11,891$40,833,5041Sony / Columbia
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$14,602,571-48%2,61145$5,593$90,756,7423Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$8,302,287-51%3,359-99$2,472$51,701,5823Disney
5Stranger Than Fiction$6,605,056-51%2,2706$2,910$22,904,4012Sony / Columbia
6Flushed Away$6,596,081-60%3,307-400$1,995$48,587,5603Paramount / DreamWorks
7Saw III$2,915,600-58%1,942-1071$1,501$74,965,5824Lionsgate
8Babel$2,904,760-48%1,2510$2,322$12,018,0954Paramount Vantage
9The Departed$2,585,184-50%1,611-599$1,605$113,845,7317Warner Bros.
10Let's Go to Prison$2,219,324--1,495--$1,484$2,219,3241Universal