'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. 16 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 16 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$3,578,993-58%3,42534$1,045$195,069,6373Disney
22 Fast 2 Furious$2,119,565-57%3,41810$620$85,703,9132Universal
3Bruce Almighty$1,616,896-59%3,477-72$465$195,437,8354Universal
4Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$1,355,668-44%2,609--$520$12,202,8751New Line
5The Italian Job$1,204,367-57%2,697-180$447$56,611,2303Paramount
6Hollywood Homicide$1,134,203-62%2,840--$399$12,247,0891Sony / Columbia
7Rugrats Go Wild$1,132,626-56%3,041--$372$12,689,1471Paramount
8The Matrix Reloaded$705,339-61%2,350-875$300$258,196,6105Warner Bros.
9Daddy Day Care$281,681-60%1,982-731$142$92,608,8316Sony / Columbia
10X2: X-Men United$221,696-61%1,316-734$168$207,527,5137Fox