'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, Oct. 13 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 13 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grudge 2$10,018,257--3,211--$3,120$10,018,2571Sony / Columbia
2The Departed$5,713,935146%3,0170$1,894$43,665,3822Warner Bros.
3Man of the Year (2006)$4,086,960--2,515--$1,625$4,086,9601Universal
4Open Season (2006)$2,763,826254%3,687-146$750$50,916,2973Sony / Columbia
5The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$2,733,363230%2,8200$969$25,445,3162New Line
6The Marine$2,366,661--2,545--$930$2,366,6611Fox
7The Guardian (2006)$1,756,606172%3,044-197$577$37,025,0423Disney
8Employee of the Month$1,731,474206%2,5790$671$16,042,4822Lionsgate
9jackass: number two$1,015,031118%2,330-677$436$66,063,6104Paramount
10School for Scoundrels (2006)$411,64775%1,406-1601$293$15,478,8803MGM / Weinstein