'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 Sun, Jun. 21 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 21 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Proposal$8,278,835-34%3,056--$2,709$33,629,6151Disney
3The Hangover$7,946,496-24%3,545190$2,242$152,821,1333Warner Bros.
4Year One$4,687,377-28%3,022--$1,551$19,609,4721Sony / Columbia
5The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$4,188,143-10%3,0773$1,361$44,068,1312Sony / Columbia
6Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$2,688,631-10%2,962-403$908$156,459,6195Fox
7Star Trek$2,286,77915%2,307-331$991$240,256,5777Paramount
8Land of the Lost$1,487,172-9%2,945-589$505$44,059,3733Universal
9Terminator Salvation$1,215,5341%1,920-730$633$119,731,5455Warner Bros.
10Imagine That$1,063,290-15%3,0113$353$11,540,6262Paramount