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, Jan. 9 - Sun, Jan. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gran Torino$29,484,234904%2,8082724$10,500$40,523,0761Warner Bros.
2Bride Wars$21,058,442--3,226--$6,528$21,058,4421Fox
3The Unborn (2009)$19,810,277--2,357--$8,405$19,810,2771Universal / Rogue
4Marley & Me$11,391,730-53%3,478-27$3,275$123,749,1183Fox
5The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$9,211,907-51%2,947-41$3,126$94,090,2933Paramount
6Bedtime Stories$8,801,381-57%3,511-173$2,507$97,429,8213Disney
7Valkyrie$6,617,270-53%2,83860$2,332$71,463,3973MGM / United Artists
8Yes Man$6,033,212-57%2,955-479$2,042$89,292,0214Warner Bros.
9Seven Pounds$3,818,188-62%2,456-302$1,555$66,744,6894Sony / Columbia
10Twilight (2008)$2,842,008-39%1,466-422$1,939$181,448,6458Summit