'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, Sep. 28 - Sun, Sep. 30

Wide (1000+)

1The Game Plan$22,951,574--3,103--$7,397$22,951,5741Disney
2The Kingdom$17,136,607--2,793--$6,136$17,136,6071Universal
3Resident Evil: Extinction$8,036,432-66%2,8280$2,842$36,826,4282Sony / Screen Gems
4Good Luck Chuck$6,244,121-54%2,6120$2,391$23,512,9132Lionsgate
53:10 to Yuma (2007)$4,208,410-32%3,006104$1,400$43,952,3074Lionsgate
6The Brave One$3,720,078-49%2,83782$1,311$30,837,0673Warner Bros.
7Mr. Woodcock$2,947,402-40%2,195-42$1,343$19,586,0103New Line
8Eastern Promises$2,939,153-48%1,4084$2,087$11,283,0623Focus
9Sydney White$2,570,141-51%2,1062$1,220$8,450,2142Universal
10The Bourne Ultimatum$1,745,684-39%1,461-548$1,195$222,789,8449Universal