'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, Jun. 2 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 2 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$6,945,523-68%3,374--$2,059$77,199,0311Disney
2Bruce Almighty$2,898,252-72%3,4929$830$140,295,8642Universal
3The Italian Job$1,787,601-68%2,633--$679$21,246,0711Paramount
4The Matrix Reloaded$1,482,663-67%3,453-150$429$234,186,3503Warner Bros.
5Wrong Turn$508,528-65%1,615--$315$5,670,1551Fox
6X2: X-Men United$451,063-70%2,530-537$178$199,813,9015Fox
7Daddy Day Care$412,483-79%3,128-344$132$82,314,3794Sony / Columbia
8The In-Laws$302,585-69%2,6520$114$14,820,6172Warner Bros.
9Down with Love$156,248-61%1,300-818$120$17,306,0384Fox
10The Lizzie McGuire Movie$115,406-71%1,330-788$87$39,438,3095Disney