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, Feb. 26 - Sun, Feb. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$22,665,205-45%9,0096018$2,516$75,541,2712Paramount
2Cop Out$18,211,126--3,150--$5,781$18,211,1261Warner Bros.
3The Crazies$16,067,552--2,477--$6,487$16,067,5521Overture
4Avatar$13,655,274-16%2,456-5287$5,560$706,920,93411Fox
5Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$9,583,421-37%3,302-94$2,902$70,998,2803Fox
6Valentine's Day$9,063,036-46%3,578-87$2,533$99,916,2403Warner Bros. / New Line
7Dear John$4,808,498-33%3,006-56$1,600$72,432,0964Sony / Screen Gems
8The Wolfman$4,259,865-57%3,043-180$1,400$57,380,1253Universal
9The Tooth Fairy$3,425,333-21%2,249-274$1,523$53,841,9046Fox
10Crazy Heart$2,462,384-17%1,14859$2,145$25,009,07711Fox Searchlight