'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Aug. 6 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$8,005,068--2,161--$3,704$8,005,0681Disney
2Runaway Bride$6,805,01556%3,1613$2,153$59,244,4442Paramount
3The Thomas Crown Affair$4,065,519--2,427--$1,675$4,065,5191MGM
4Mystery Men$3,364,951--2,136--$1,575$3,364,9511Universal
5Inspector Gadget$2,430,02125%2,862-15$849$57,539,7393Disney
6The Haunting$2,029,04529%2,88117$704$72,929,4413DreamWorks
7American Pie$1,202,42925%1,795-641$670$82,565,2745Universal
8Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$584,76023%1,199-429$488$411,143,21912Fox
9Wild Wild West$225,972-12%1,157-994$195$110,226,0946Warner Bros.