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, Dec. 5 - Sun, Dec. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$16,754,329-46%3,33525$5,024$69,418,7862Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$13,046,424-50%3,620195$3,604$138,401,7123Summit
3Bolt$9,795,763-63%3,516-138$2,786$79,381,2763Disney
4Australia$7,050,777-52%2,72179$2,591$30,921,2352Fox
5Quantum of Solace$6,752,908-64%3,423-78$1,973$151,620,4754Sony / Columbia
6Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$5,078,792-64%3,317-392$1,531$165,652,2125Paramount / DreamWorks
7Transporter 3$4,669,182-61%2,6260$1,778$25,549,9322Lionsgate
8Punisher: War Zone$4,272,257--2,508--$1,703$4,272,2571Lionsgate
9Role Models$2,575,067-51%1,907-288$1,350$61,616,6755Universal