'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 Tue, Dec. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$7,790,720-42%3,622--$2,151$123,347,0081New Line
2Two Weeks Notice$1,816,074-38%2,755--$659$19,076,9541Warner Bros.
3Gangs of New York$1,300,230-27%1,504--$865$12,576,9161Miramax
4The Santa Clause 2$1,084,992-16%1,701-506$638$132,215,3538Disney
5Maid in Manhattan$1,068,470-50%2,86628$373$38,482,5582Sony / Columbia
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$865,802-48%3,012--$287$8,559,5091Paramount
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$842,017-37%2,750-275$306$231,005,0986Warner Bros.
9Die Another Day$688,259-22%2,075-1302$332$140,070,2375MGM
10Star Trek: Nemesis$505,986-38%2,7110$187$27,791,8412Paramount