'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, May. 22 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 22 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$15,568,591--4,096--$3,801$15,568,5911Fox
2Terminator Salvation$14,813,02811%3,530--$4,196$28,185,1671Warner Bros.
3Angels & Demons$5,989,751129%3,5270$1,698$66,101,7292Sony / Columbia
4Star Trek$5,894,62598%4,053193$1,454$167,530,7783Paramount
5Dance Flick$3,926,814--2,450--$1,603$3,926,8141Paramount
6X-Men Origins: Wolverine$2,250,103177%3,183-709$707$157,503,9194Fox
7Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$1,150,307111%2,255-895$510$43,291,9014Warner Bros. / New Line
8Obsessed$587,467104%1,603-1031$366$64,494,8335Sony / Screen Gems
9Monsters vs. Aliens$294,37558%1,434-517$205$191,946,8299Paramount / DreamWorks
1017 Again$292,57258%1,107-1343$264$59,607,4206Warner Bros. / New Line