'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, Aug. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Funny People$6,615,789-10%3,007--$2,200$22,658,6011Universal
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$5,778,714-14%4,39368$1,315$255,673,2143Warner Bros.
4The Ugly Truth$3,952,529-17%2,8820$1,371$54,668,8322Sony / Columbia
5Aliens in the Attic$2,287,616-19%3,106--$737$8,007,1421Fox
6Orphan$2,278,826-18%2,7500$829$27,068,1612Warner Bros.
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$1,830,619-9%2,757-543$664$182,067,4055Fox
8The Hangover$1,560,448-25%2,071-214$753$255,899,6289Warner Bros.
9Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,435,049-21%2,626-611$546$388,193,8206Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Proposal$1,371,774-29%2,435-344$563$148,966,7267Disney