'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 Sat, Mar. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$13,598,00178%3,34529$4,065$78,458,2102Fox
2Blade II$12,274,1283%2,707--$4,534$24,227,6531New Line
3E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$5,728,72519%3,007--$1,905$10,555,4401Universal
4Showtime$3,757,68946%2,9170$1,288$24,994,5152Warner Bros.
5Resident Evil$2,811,53235%2,5280$1,112$27,131,6052Sony / Screen Gems
6We Were Soldiers$2,770,73565%2,859-284$969$59,461,6184Paramount
7The Time Machine$2,424,40958%2,809-149$863$46,794,9643DreamWorks
8A Beautiful Mind$2,000,99774%1,455-78$1,375$153,777,02012Universal
9Sorority Boys$1,687,12717%1,801--$937$3,132,5161Disney
1040 Days and 40 Nights$1,202,50931%1,831-481$657$33,536,8814Miramax