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, Apr. 1 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 1 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters vs. Aliens$3,010,629-11%4,104--$734$69,226,5421Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Haunting in Connecticut$1,059,564-17%2,732--$388$26,689,5541Lionsgate
3I Love You, Man$1,027,066-11%2,7176$378$40,357,2732Paramount / DreamWorks
4Knowing$899,895-14%3,3375$270$49,131,7862Summit
5Duplicity$579,201-12%2,5795$225$27,522,1972Universal
6Race to Witch Mountain$388,249-7%3,26881$119$54,641,8993Disney
712 Rounds$330,158-18%2,331--$142$6,417,6361Fox
8Watchmen$239,248-9%2,010-1500$119$104,029,7524Warner Bros.
9The Last House on the Left (2009)$224,454-9%2,251-151$100$29,201,5203Universal / Rogue
10Taken$200,838-2%1,961-700$102$137,656,0769Fox