'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, Dec. 16 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 16 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$14,468,076130%3,568--$4,055$30,519,2751Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$9,010,433148%3,68064$2,448$90,341,0732Disney
3The Family Stone$4,033,941--2,466--$1,636$4,033,9411Fox
4Syriana$1,621,899117%1,77523$914$18,480,8842Warner Bros.
5Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$1,497,530158%3,185-543$470$248,147,4945Warner Bros.
6Walk the Line$1,044,409138%2,664-370$392$79,964,0935Fox
7Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$958,963303%2,723-487$352$42,650,7854Paramount
8Just Friends$707,749166%1,882-582$376$28,210,9354New Line
9Aeon Flux$512,36496%2,058-550$249$21,976,0853Paramount
10Pride & Prejudice (2005)$480,51264%1,141-194$421$28,067,4506Focus