'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 Sun, May. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$5,227,020-28%3,216--$1,625$19,635,9481Fox
2The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$2,789,387-32%3,1330$890$35,782,6002Disney
3House of Wax$2,693,292-41%3,111--$866$12,077,2751Warner Bros.
4Crash (2005)$2,658,656-27%1,864--$1,426$9,107,6761Lionsgate
5The Interpreter$2,223,273-34%2,81450$790$54,406,2833Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$1,473,474-37%3,4800$423$20,904,6512Sony / Columbia
7Sahara (2005)$1,128,770-18%2,516-596$449$61,667,8825Paramount
8The Amityville Horror (2005)$850,167-39%2,478-580$343$60,308,2664MGM
9A Lot Like Love$824,471-34%2,153-349$383$18,911,2353Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$673,440-26%1,541-651$437$39,250,1085Fox