'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, Jul. 21 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 21 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Lies Beneath$9,654,238--2,813--$3,432$9,654,2381DreamWorks
2Pokemon: The Movie 2000$9,200,230--2,752--$3,343$9,200,2301Warner Bros.
4Scary Movie$4,820,73380%3,301149$1,460$106,919,7533Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$2,824,39977%3,203-204$882$138,501,1734Warner Bros.
6Loser$2,316,183--2,016--$1,149$2,316,1831Sony / Columbia
7Disney's The Kid$2,116,69160%2,34323$903$37,762,4173Disney
8The Patriot$1,796,78878%2,751-310$653$88,964,6424Sony / Columbia
9Me, Myself & Irene$907,48242%2,450-400$370$80,892,3695Fox
10Big Momma's House$497,67658%1,193-450$417$110,110,2978Fox