'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 Wed, Jan. 12 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 12 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Next Friday$2,696,625--1,103--$2,445$2,696,6250New Line
2The Green Mile$650,038-15%2,678-197$243$93,839,9445Warner Bros.
3The Talented Mr. Ripley$603,026-13%2,3167$260$56,079,9883Paramount
4Any Given Sunday$503,990-20%2,5050$201$61,035,8233Warner Bros.
5Stuart Little$424,938-14%2,97979$143$98,096,4054Sony / Columbia
6Galaxy Quest$421,366-10%2,4508$172$39,783,9603DreamWorks
7Magnolia$405,882-15%1,034--$393$7,441,0494New Line
8Snow Falling on Cedars$304,052-11%1,1501147$264$5,004,1313Universal
9Toy Story 2$302,079-12%2,752-350$110$220,677,8837Disney
10Anna and the King$291,757-14%2,004-125$146$31,897,3424Fox