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, Dec. 31 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 31 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$6,883,203-6%3,480--$1,978$72,441,3371Fox
2Bedtime Stories$5,694,157-13%3,681--$1,547$56,699,3721Disney
3The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$4,283,439-8%2,988--$1,434$52,666,1731Paramount
4Valkyrie$3,488,365-9%2,711--$1,287$40,902,0891MGM / United Artists
5Yes Man$2,752,205-24%3,4340$801$60,031,0352Warner Bros.
6Seven Pounds$2,236,439-8%2,7580$811$45,937,2632Sony / Columbia
7The Tale of Despereaux$1,895,551-21%3,1073$610$34,068,2072Universal
8Doubt$1,221,36515%1,2671228$964$11,810,2203Miramax
9The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,112,776-16%2,402-1158$463$67,287,5233Fox
10Four Christmases$867,0084%2,510-1005$345$114,140,9895Warner Bros. / New Line