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. 31 - Sun, Sep. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Halloween (2007)$26,363,171--3,472--$7,593$26,363,1711MGM / Weinstein
2Superbad$12,467,054-31%3,00254$4,153$89,302,4053Sony / Columbia
3Balls of Fury$11,352,123--3,052--$3,720$14,314,4281Rogue
4The Bourne Ultimatum$10,411,588-17%3,290-389$3,165$199,833,6685Universal
5Rush Hour 3$8,542,354-27%3,008-400$2,840$120,410,0544New Line
6Mr. Bean's Holiday$5,983,355-40%1,76551$3,390$18,985,6172Universal
7The Nanny Diaries$5,136,305-31%2,6367$1,949$15,287,3502MGM / Weinstein
8Death Sentence$4,230,862--1,822--$2,322$4,230,8621Fox
9WAR$4,183,675-57%2,2770$1,837$17,022,8972Lionsgate
10Stardust$3,075,184-21%1,766-573$1,741$31,088,8134Paramount