'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, Jan. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$10,602,633-17%3,7030$2,863$272,834,7283New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$8,791,0255%3,3079$2,658$72,766,8982Fox
3Something's Gotta Give$4,418,8533%2,80899$1,574$73,921,2864Sony / Columbia
4Cold Mountain$4,320,3525%2,21653$1,950$36,481,3822Miramax
6Peter Pan (2003)$3,431,3906%2,8130$1,220$28,793,6922Universal
7Mona Lisa Smile$3,250,5824%2,71437$1,198$44,955,5783Sony / Columbia
8The Last Samurai$2,781,762-5%2,401-156$1,159$85,428,4565Warner Bros.
9Bad Santa$1,205,2907%1,7100$705$55,194,4136Miramax / Dimension
10Stuck on You$1,112,316-4%2,064-336$539$29,029,7024Fox