'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, May. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible III$7,524,856166%4,0595$1,854$67,616,4832Paramount
2Poseidon$7,393,790--3,555--$2,080$7,393,7901Warner Bros.
3RV$2,349,246252%3,536-115$664$35,668,5823Sony / Columbia
4Just My Luck$2,049,211--2,541--$806$2,049,2111Fox
5An American Haunting$1,204,084250%1,70328$707$8,457,0412Freestyle
6Stick It$1,135,250324%2,009-35$565$20,113,4593Disney
7United 93$1,029,960118%1,87152$550$23,075,0833Universal
8Silent Hill$690,055101%1,888-668$365$42,995,9734Sony / Columbia
9Goal! The Dream Begins$667,782--1,007--$663$667,7821Disney
10Ice Age: The Meltdown$638,828142%1,879-547$340$185,057,7527Fox