'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 Thu, Sep. 4 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 4 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jeepers Creepers II$651,014-13%3,124--$208$20,722,3861MGM / United Artists
2Open Range$514,342-5%2,24481$229$45,108,3933Disney
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$457,473-7%2,227-177$205$276,559,6648Disney
4S.W.A.T.$434,137-8%2,781-423$156$104,213,6974Sony / Columbia
6Freddy Vs. Jason$375,4484%2,929-85$128$75,113,5203New Line
7Freaky Friday (2003)$301,739-13%3,0679$98$92,040,1824Disney
8American Wedding$226,568-7%1,810-657$125$98,474,8005Universal
9The Medallion$219,421-8%2,6524$83$17,660,6422Sony / TriStar
10The Italian Job$216,486-4%1,9641900$110$101,586,31714Paramount