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 Thu, Aug. 27 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 27 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inglourious Basterds$3,152,340-12%3,1653137$996$53,717,9601Weinstein Company
2District 9$1,590,914-6%3,0501$522$80,113,4802Sony / TriStar
3Julie & Julia$1,108,944-4%2,463109$450$63,597,8143Sony / Columbia
4The Time Traveler's Wife$973,406-6%2,9880$326$41,449,6082Warner Bros. / New Line
5G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$911,051-7%3,953-54$230$124,435,5923Paramount
6Shorts$493,040-11%3,105--$159$8,694,8661Warner Bros.
7G-Force$401,362-9%2,561-504$157$108,956,4965Disney
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$352,631-9%1,936-835$182$291,793,1656Warner Bros.
9The Ugly Truth$326,779-2%1,971-762$166$84,158,4205Sony / Columbia
10The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$290,435-13%1,426-412$204$12,629,4072Paramount Vantage