'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 Thu, Apr. 13 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 13 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rules of Engagement$1,148,8454%3,155--$364$19,665,5371Paramount
2Erin Brockovich$690,1132%3,00496$230$92,289,5174Universal
3Return to Me$603,291-4%2,007--$301$10,245,1831MGM
4The Road to El Dorado$439,1161%3,2235$136$26,888,4422DreamWorks
5The Skulls$349,7180%2,4164$145$21,698,3702Universal
6High Fidelity$317,8750%1,22946$259$14,200,7922Disney
7Romeo Must Die$286,6191%2,289-352$125$47,158,9643Warner Bros.
8American Beauty$266,488-1%1,934-56$138$116,299,00130DreamWorks
9Ready to Rumble$251,038-5%2,585--$97$6,465,9031Warner Bros.
10Mission to Mars$107,4019%1,594-911$67$56,594,2895Disney