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. 11 - Sun, Dec. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess and the Frog$24,208,9163138%3,4343432$7,050$27,087,4231Disney
2The Blind Side$15,055,258-25%3,38862$4,444$149,817,6504Warner Bros.
3Invictus$8,611,147--2,125--$4,052$8,611,1471Warner Bros.
4The Twilight Saga: New Moon$7,960,394-48%3,635-489$2,190$267,320,1014Summit
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$6,833,190-12%2,402-144$2,845$124,427,5896Disney
6Brothers (2009)$5,014,426-47%2,0880$2,402$17,416,2172Lionsgate
7Old Dogs$4,409,772-36%3,090-335$1,427$39,996,1813Disney
82012$4,351,565-36%2,838-382$1,533$155,288,4955Sony / Columbia
9Armored$3,504,374-46%1,9194$1,826$11,750,8952Sony / Screen Gems
10Ninja Assassin$2,707,470-47%2,100-403$1,289$34,304,6873Warner Bros.