'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. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers in Goldmember$20,974,898-18%3,613--$5,805$76,625,9321New Line
2Road to Perdition$3,256,529-31%2,25091$1,447$65,648,6443DreamWorks
3Stuart Little 2$3,144,858-23%3,28227$958$34,724,4342Sony / Columbia
4Men in Black II$2,466,639-30%3,542-99$696$173,380,0284Sony / Columbia
5K-19: The Widowmaker$2,076,571-32%2,8302$734$24,960,6842Paramount
6The Country Bears$1,536,457-25%2,553--$602$5,309,3861Disney
7Mr. Deeds$1,200,762-26%2,309-514$520$116,164,6265Sony / Columbia
8Reign of Fire$1,091,423-19%2,005-624$544$36,405,5723Disney
9Minority Report$917,502-28%1,365-307$672$123,417,4136Fox
10Lilo & Stitch$883,674-18%1,780-347$496$134,219,3786Disney