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.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Apr. 5 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 5 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$1,032,278-13%2,90857$355$78,865,1963Universal
2The Road to El Dorado$762,520-13%3,218--$237$15,321,0981DreamWorks
3The Skulls$639,166-22%2,412--$265$13,147,5291Universal
4Romeo Must Die$543,646-26%2,6410$206$40,767,8332Warner Bros.
5High Fidelity$516,245-12%1,183--$436$8,029,3151Disney
6American Beauty$491,0980%1,990328$247$111,450,91129DreamWorks
7Mission to Mars$237,432-15%2,505-596$95$55,567,2034Disney
8My Dog Skip$133,150-19%2,010-321$66$27,956,66712Warner Bros.
9Here on Earth$131,221-24%1,7131$77$8,736,9122Fox
10The Ninth Gate$74,308-16%1,021-673$73$15,623,3204Artisan