'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 Sun, Jul. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Road to Perdition$4,549,534-28%2,159362$2,107$47,304,7332DreamWorks
2Stuart Little 2$4,274,503-23%3,255--$1,313$15,115,5201Sony / Columbia
3Men in Black II$4,224,630-28%3,64130$1,160$158,127,5273Sony / Columbia
4K-19: The Widowmaker$3,490,916-30%2,828--$1,234$12,778,5901Paramount
5Reign of Fire$2,285,745-19%2,6290$869$29,247,4262Disney
6Mr. Deeds$2,118,640-24%2,823-416$750$107,629,1514Sony / Columbia
7Eight Legged Freaks$1,800,895-27%2,530--$712$9,080,6701Warner Bros.
8Lilo & Stitch$1,514,071-22%2,127-813$712$128,429,5365Disney
9Halloween: Resurrection$1,510,264-30%2,094140$721$21,963,0962Miramax / Dimension
10The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course$1,390,085-26%2,5250$551$18,816,2612MGM