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. 1 - Sun, Aug. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$42,666,077-43%4,266-100$10,001$393,755,5573Warner Bros.
2The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$40,458,735--3,760--$10,760$40,458,7351Universal
3Step Brothers$16,505,500-47%3,0940$5,335$63,170,4772Sony / Columbia
4Mamma Mia!$12,614,308-29%3,06272$4,120$87,470,4373Universal
5Journey to the Center of the Earth$6,662,525-31%2,285-403$2,916$72,932,6024Warner Bros. / New Line
6Swing Vote$6,230,942--2,213--$2,816$6,230,9421Disney
7Hancock$5,088,015-39%2,782-527$1,829$215,884,3875Sony / Columbia
8WALL-E$4,602,836-28%2,555-489$1,802$204,080,4756Disney
9The X-Files: I Want to Believe$3,386,334-66%3,1850$1,063$17,018,6752Fox
10Space Chimps$2,720,708-40%2,134-404$1,275$21,973,9673Fox