'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, Jan. 8 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 8 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,651,649-9%3,7030$446$298,115,3203New Line
2Cold Mountain$921,510-4%2,21653$416$47,464,3162Miramax
3Something's Gotta Give$903,487-3%2,80899$322$84,785,0104Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen$745,444-9%3,3070$225$89,395,8852Fox
5The Last Samurai$622,359-4%2,401-156$259$92,635,2655Warner Bros.
6Mona Lisa Smile$618,2670%2,71437$228$52,499,1373Sony / Columbia
8Peter Pan (2003)$324,492-7%2,8130$115$35,828,5872Universal
9Stuck on You$165,241-11%2,064-336$80$31,499,3234Fox
10Bad Santa$163,857-4%1,7100$96$57,646,0336Miramax / Dimension