'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, Apr. 28 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 28 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$1,318,976-65%2,510--$525$16,227,8971Warner Bros. / New Line
2Baby Mama$1,234,936-69%2,543--$486$18,641,4981Universal
3Forgetting Sarah Marshall$979,183-68%2,7991$350$36,071,2142Universal
4The Forbidden Kingdom$787,605-76%3,1510$250$39,026,2572Lionsgate
588 Minutes$326,967-68%2,1680$151$12,954,1882Sony / Columbia
621$309,550-68%2,95249$105$76,101,0145Sony / Columbia
7Nim's Island$236,303-83%2,977-300$79$39,210,5874Fox
8Deception (2008)$217,467-65%2,001--$109$2,528,3871Fox
9Street Kings$208,094-68%1,735-734$120$23,911,8863Fox Searchlight
10Prom Night (2008)$189,300-77%2,821121$67$38,410,0473Sony / Screen Gems