'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, Sep. 3 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 3 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transporter 2$5,815,4864%3,303--$1,761$11,388,9751Fox
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$4,859,38241%2,90133$1,675$63,661,7293Universal
3The Constant Gardener$3,338,89348%1,346--$2,481$7,311,9001Focus
4Red Eye$2,883,07440%3,13443$920$41,022,5233DreamWorks
5The Brothers Grimm$2,718,12750%3,09811$877$24,234,0272Miramax / Dimension
6Four Brothers$1,893,16056%2,435-214$777$61,091,1814Paramount
7Wedding Crashers$1,782,02153%2,416-321$738$192,944,1338New Line
8March of the Penguins$1,549,40674%2,506112$618$60,443,47611Warner Independent
9The Skeleton Key$1,255,50849%2,414-370$520$41,835,8584Universal
10The Cave$1,102,16744%2,1950$502$9,881,8902Sony / Screen Gems