'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 Sat, Aug. 14 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 14 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alien Vs. Predator$12,614,496-23%3,395--$3,716$29,056,6251Fox
2The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$8,493,1746%3,472--$2,446$30,710,4261Disney
4The Bourne Supremacy$3,556,02439%2,976-328$1,195$137,210,4424Universal
5Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$3,019,861-30%2,411--$1,253$7,348,6511Warner Bros.
6The Village$2,927,03428%3,142-591$932$97,915,1793Disney
7The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$2,570,07652%2,612-255$984$46,244,0403Paramount
8I, Robot$1,628,19443%2,178-628$748$132,871,1875Fox
9Little Black Book$1,417,66411%2,4450$580$13,555,8462Sony / Columbia
10Spider-Man 2$1,408,14335%1,907-657$738$359,909,1687Sony / Columbia