Grosses

'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 Fri, Oct. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1School of Rock$6,006,778--2,614--$2,298$6,006,7781Paramount
2Out of Time$5,262,459--3,076--$1,711$5,262,4591MGM
3The Rundown$2,854,964183%3,1542$905$25,837,6962Universal
4Under the Tuscan Sun$2,315,181186%1,697471$1,364$15,373,4132Disney
5Secondhand Lions$1,510,909201%3,032-6$498$26,957,5713New Line
6Underworld$1,456,834129%2,715-213$537$41,197,7673Sony / Screen Gems
7The Fighting Temptations$872,499217%1,762-264$495$22,062,2243Paramount
8Once Upon a Time in Mexico$746,215116%2,097-825$356$51,188,1684Sony / Columbia
9Cold Creek Manor$732,085162%1,938-97$378$16,561,9043Disney
10Matchstick Men$677,550128%2,007-659$338$32,600,6614Warner Bros.