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. 4 - Sun, Dec. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Blind Side$20,043,181-50%3,326186$6,026$128,868,4123Warner Bros.
2The Twilight Saga: New Moon$15,427,628-64%4,12482$3,741$255,362,1763Summit
3Brothers (2009)$9,527,848--2,088--$4,563$9,527,8481Lionsgate
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$7,763,244-51%2,546-467$3,049$115,250,8235Disney
5Old Dogs$6,892,265-59%3,4250$2,012$33,924,2932Disney
62012$6,771,665-62%3,220-224$2,103$148,958,5764Sony / Columbia
7Armored$6,511,128--1,915--$3,400$6,511,1281Sony / Screen Gems
8Ninja Assassin$5,061,499-62%2,5030$2,022$29,821,9222Warner Bros.
9Planet 51$4,386,873-57%2,904-131$1,511$34,051,4563Sony / TriStar
10Everybody's Fine (2009)$3,852,068--2,133--$1,806$3,852,0681Miramax