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. 21 - Sun, Mar. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$24,589,679-45%3,9617$6,208$86,008,4242Fox
2Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$20,083,162--2,006--$10,012$20,083,1621Lionsgate
3Shutter (2008)$10,447,786--2,753--$3,795$10,447,7861Fox
4Drillbit Taylor$10,309,418--3,056--$3,374$10,309,4181Paramount
510,000 B.C.$8,932,096-47%3,45444$2,586$76,398,8783Warner Bros.
6Never Back Down$4,827,250-44%2,7290$1,769$16,787,3272Summit
7College Road Trip$4,698,464-40%2,575-131$1,825$32,074,1663Disney
8The Bank Job$4,191,510-17%1,6130$2,599$19,523,1373Lionsgate
9Vantage Point$3,804,529-30%2,124-637$1,791$65,302,5745Sony / Columbia
10Doomsday$2,248,724-54%1,9382$1,160$8,976,0002Rogue