Grosses

'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 Wed, Oct. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eagle Eye$1,781,310-24%3,510--$507$35,361,8991Paramount / DreamWorks
2Nights in Rodanthe$1,111,368-13%2,704--$411$16,791,9121Warner Bros.
3Burn After Reading$514,968-14%2,649-8$194$47,155,0313Focus
4Lakeview Terrace$476,709-19%2,4673$193$27,217,4132Sony / Screen Gems
5Righteous Kill$351,465-13%3,011-141$117$35,782,8913Overture
6My Best Friend's Girl$349,718-14%2,63632$133$15,705,9602Lionsgate
7The Women (2008)$294,573-9%2,642-353$111$24,927,5113Picturehouse
8Miracle at St. Anna$270,865-19%1,185--$229$4,385,5291Disney
9Igor$266,263-38%2,3412$114$15,157,2302MGM
10Ghost Town (2008)$210,638-21%1,5127$139$9,893,5562Paramount / DreamWorks