'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 Fri, Jan. 16 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 16 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paul Blart: Mall Cop$9,791,591--3,144--$3,114$9,791,5911Sony / Columbia
2Notorious (2009)$8,308,616--1,637--$5,076$8,308,6161Fox Searchlight
3My Bloody Valentine 3D$8,228,760--2,534--$3,247$8,228,7601Lionsgate
4Gran Torino$6,282,337155%2,972164$2,114$57,280,4832Warner Bros.
5Hotel for Dogs$4,340,729--3,271--$1,327$4,340,7291Paramount / DreamWorks
6Bride Wars$3,752,636194%3,2282$1,163$29,579,8332Fox
7The Unborn (2009)$3,350,494301%2,3592$1,420$26,588,2392Universal / Rogue
8Defiance (2008)$2,708,87941087%1,7891787$1,514$3,051,0803Paramount Vantage
9Marley & Me$1,672,921142%2,952-526$567$128,081,1404Fox
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$1,568,464118%2,223-724$706$98,591,3434Paramount