'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 Mon, Aug. 19 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 19 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$2,476,986-61%3,38814$731$86,441,7662Sony / Columbia
3Blue Crush$1,681,384-54%3,002--$560$15,849,8611Universal
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$1,413,858-58%3,3070$428$47,370,9292Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$1,153,713-53%3,113-395$371$184,592,0704New Line
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$802,654-53%1,064341$754$40,100,33718IFC Films
7Blood Work$504,692-63%2,5250$200$15,815,4182Warner Bros.
8The Master of Disguise$451,514-49%2,137-431$211$30,740,9873Sony / Columbia
9Road to Perdition$399,222-62%1,914-297$209$90,710,3666DreamWorks
10Stuart Little 2$307,716-50%1,714-668$180$57,380,5265Sony / Columbia