'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, Aug. 18 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 18 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$3,695,141-61%3,014--$1,226$40,123,7231New Line
2S.W.A.T.$2,053,312-61%3,22018$638$71,726,7152Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$1,775,363-52%2,97925$596$60,191,9232Disney
4Open Range$1,631,737-60%2,075--$786$15,678,6921Disney
5Uptown Girls$1,504,474-49%2,495--$603$12,781,3911MGM
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,267,037-54%2,710-460$468$249,989,0606Disney
7American Wedding$1,089,574-55%2,985-190$365$81,946,6243Universal
9Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$628,330-63%3,003-385$209$97,536,7344Miramax / Dimension
10Bad Boys II$370,054-61%1,785-664$207$129,229,1395Sony / Columbia