'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. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grudge$14,557,053--3,245--$4,486$14,557,0531Sony / Columbia
2Shark Tale$3,634,861242%3,656-292$994$126,309,0464DreamWorks
3Shall We Dance (2004)$2,663,793166%2,419647$1,101$18,494,1832Miramax
4Friday Night Lights$2,449,014285%2,969205$825$42,770,9333Universal
5Team America: World Police$2,173,392139%2,62081$830$17,900,3562Paramount
6Ladder 49$1,682,107184%2,802-453$600$57,722,6284Disney
7Surviving Christmas$1,389,941--2,750--$505$1,389,9411DreamWorks
8Taxi (2004)$1,218,370177%2,357-644$517$26,821,7993Fox
9The Forgotten$1,140,214170%2,253-515$506$59,856,4355Sony / Columbia
10Raise Your Voice$315,263129%1,509-1012$209$8,695,5203New Line