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, May. 15 - Sun, May. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Angels & Demons$46,204,631--3,527--$13,100$46,204,6311Sony / Columbia
2Star Trek$43,035,546-43%3,86011$11,149$147,646,9832Paramount
3X-Men Origins: Wolverine$14,702,123-44%3,892-210$3,778$150,992,7003Fox
4Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$6,654,703-35%3,150-25$2,113$39,857,9343Warner Bros. / New Line
5Obsessed$4,589,378-30%2,63432$1,742$62,609,5674Sony / Screen Gems
617 Again$3,367,723-20%2,450-453$1,375$58,367,7715Warner Bros. / New Line
7Monsters vs. Aliens$3,182,847-2%1,951-234$1,631$190,741,0758Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Soloist$2,402,511-39%2,022-68$1,188$27,504,9094Paramount / DreamWorks
9Next Day Air$2,245,436-45%1,1391$1,971$7,612,8082Summit
10Earth (2009)$1,698,123-36%1,584-210$1,072$29,087,0354Disneynature