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 Mon, Dec. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$1,658,653-71%3,310--$501$47,713,3591Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$1,475,479-72%3,4256$431$121,181,1242Summit
3Australia$985,079-70%2,642--$373$20,990,6241Fox
4Quantum of Solace$887,362-73%3,50143$253$142,306,7403Sony / Columbia
5Bolt$826,174-85%3,6543$226$67,675,0742Disney
6Transporter 3$741,608-71%2,626--$282$18,972,1741Lionsgate
7Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$460,009-85%3,709-298$124$159,526,0174Paramount / DreamWorks
8Role Models$329,255-67%2,195-538$150$58,108,7904Universal
9Changeling$75,264-70%1,010-729$75$33,927,4216Universal
10High School Musical 3: Senior Year$46,522-80%1,385-976$34$88,794,5576Disney