'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 Sat, Jan. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Married$7,372,45117%2,766--$2,665$13,680,5401Fox
2The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$6,637,76870%3,477-145$1,909$279,200,5314New Line
3Catch Me If You Can (2002)$6,597,16645%3,22555$2,046$115,888,7473DreamWorks
4Two Weeks Notice$2,960,12839%2,7550$1,074$77,243,2124Warner Bros.
5Maid in Manhattan$2,349,78355%2,926-124$803$82,566,5415Sony / Columbia
6Gangs of New York$2,065,04346%2,34035$882$53,576,5574Miramax
7Antwone Fisher$1,676,18742%1,007815$1,665$9,503,1134Fox Searchlight
8The Wild Thornberrys Movie$1,389,852252%2,608-273$533$34,108,2294Paramount
10Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,102,423145%1,550-465$711$254,602,4629Warner Bros.