'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, Dec. 26 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 26 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$12,114,8465%3,3590$3,607$106,144,1851New Line
2Ali$5,806,490-43%2,446--$2,374$16,022,9670Sony / Columbia
3Ocean's Eleven$4,601,4795%3,0750$1,496$106,611,2073Warner Bros.
4Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$3,976,23984%3,139--$1,267$22,530,9531Paramount
5Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$3,393,04775%3,311-111$1,025$271,287,3716Warner Bros.
6Vanilla Sky$2,963,6500%2,7442$1,080$52,460,0732Paramount
7Monsters, Inc.$1,575,39864%2,097-365$751$227,922,2808Disney
8How High$1,487,568-28%1,266--$1,175$11,268,9111Universal
9Not Another Teen Movie$1,354,515-9%2,3650$573$24,660,2882Sony / Columbia
10Joe Somebody$1,318,46613%2,506--$526$6,695,8051Fox