'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. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Chihuahua$1,235,0643%3,215--$384$33,093,2291Disney
2Eagle Eye$1,202,4541%3,5166$342$58,152,9512Paramount / DreamWorks
3Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$772,8366%2,421--$319$13,508,9391Sony / Columbia
4Nights in Rodanthe$711,7413%2,702-2$263$27,074,1332Warner Bros.
5Appaloosa$492,6304%1,0451031$471$7,057,4293Warner Bros. / New Line
6Burn After Reading$382,92414%2,397-252$160$52,714,5184Focus
7Lakeview Terrace$344,7874%2,574107$134$33,188,6053Sony / Screen Gems
8An American Carol$230,2348%1,639--$140$4,357,3251Vivendi
9My Best Friend's Girl$169,727-1%1,702-934$100$18,099,0453Lionsgate
10Flash of Genius$164,6926%1,098--$150$2,725,3491Universal