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, Apr. 30 - Sun, May. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$32,902,000--3,332--$9,875$32,902,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2How to Train Your Dragon$10,614,289-31%3,426-239$3,098$192,173,7506Paramount / DreamWorks
3Date Night$7,577,352-28%3,093-201$2,450$73,604,3614Fox
4The Back-up Plan$7,255,762-41%3,2800$2,212$22,963,5172CBS Films
5Furry Vengeance$6,627,564--2,997--$2,211$6,627,5641Summit
6The Losers$5,888,000-37%2,9360$2,005$18,014,0002Warner Bros.
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$5,855,000-34%2,737-534$2,139$153,911,0005Warner Bros.
8Kick-Ass$4,515,940-52%2,542-523$1,777$42,228,2733Lionsgate
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$4,123,105-49%2,271-188$1,816$34,900,2783Sony / Screen Gems
10Oceans$2,564,843-58%1,2104$2,120$13,460,1152Disneynature