'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, Jul. 28 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 28 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$10,518,440-56%4,306-60$2,443$324,301,8842Warner Bros.
2Step Brothers$4,602,051-50%3,094--$1,487$35,541,7671Sony / Columbia
3Mamma Mia!$2,766,923-49%2,99014$925$65,362,9342Universal
4Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,337,972-58%2,688-142$498$61,829,0973Warner Bros. / New Line
5Hancock$1,078,323-55%3,309-467$326$207,561,2354Sony / Columbia
6The X-Files: I Want to Believe$1,010,135-61%3,185--$317$11,030,7331Fox
8Hellboy II: The Golden Army$693,267-57%3,018-194$230$66,752,3413Universal
9Space Chimps$677,666-52%2,53827$267$16,846,9122Fox
10Wanted (2008)$367,270-56%1,750-683$210$128,996,4015Universal