'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, Jan. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$2,133,674-68%3,6220$589$263,165,6183New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,812,833-64%3,17014$572$99,252,1062DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$812,319-68%2,7550$295$69,623,1003Warner Bros.
4Gangs of New York$755,050-61%2,305115$328$47,844,5163Miramax
5Maid in Manhattan$577,590-71%3,050112$189$76,904,8794Sony / Columbia
7The Wild Thornberrys Movie$297,002-80%2,881-131$103$31,825,9383Paramount
8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$292,740-78%2,015-490$145$252,397,6498Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$286,908-63%2,160-86$133$30,139,9814Disney
10Die Another Day$235,425-64%1,808-67$130$154,005,6807MGM