'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 Mon, Sep. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Like Heaven$920,998-76%3,508--$263$17,330,1901DreamWorks
2The Exorcism of Emily Rose$862,477-74%2,9832$289$52,422,9352Sony / Screen Gems
3Lord of War$787,810-68%2,814--$280$10,178,3511Lionsgate
4The 40-Year-Old Virgin$435,127-68%3,00632$145$91,161,1215Universal
5Transporter 2$290,907-73%2,805-515$104$36,785,9773Fox
6The Constant Gardener$239,596-71%1,3876$173$24,535,7673Focus
7Cry Wolf$225,882-75%1,789--$126$4,654,5981Rogue
8March of the Penguins$163,842-77%1,876-527$87$70,553,92213Warner Independent
9Red Eye$163,800-74%2,455-621$67$55,348,4225DreamWorks
10Wedding Crashers$148,115-72%1,807-374$82$203,798,03310New Line