'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. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$10,620,376--3,016--$3,521$10,620,3761New Line
2Kill Bill Vol. 1$4,266,070151%3,1020$1,375$35,079,7582Miramax
3Runaway Jury$4,034,330--2,815--$1,433$4,034,3301Fox
4School of Rock$3,463,328345%2,95122$1,174$47,356,8373Paramount
5Mystic River$3,285,045225%1,4671454$2,239$6,372,8371Warner Bros.
6Good Boy!$2,427,945318%3,2250$753$19,209,6062MGM
7Intolerable Cruelty$2,158,230200%2,5706$840$18,365,9172Universal
8Out of Time$1,218,862159%2,344-732$520$32,447,2933MGM
9Under the Tuscan Sun$1,047,448143%1,663-38$630$31,325,6034Disney
10The Rundown$829,184208%2,099-724$395$42,587,4254Universal