'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, Sep. 9 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 9 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
19 (2009)$3,115,671--1,653--$1,885$3,115,6710Focus
2Inglourious Basterds$840,833-17%3,358193$250$96,999,0233Weinstein Company
3The Final Destination$722,482-23%3,1210$231$52,095,8982Warner Bros. / New Line
4All About Steve$604,243-22%2,251--$268$15,432,1151Fox
6District 9$490,726-15%3,139-41$156$104,459,4404Sony / TriStar
7Julie & Julia$423,339-8%2,52825$167$81,608,4135Sony / Columbia
8Halloween II (2009)$329,928-20%3,08863$107$27,671,5462Weinstein / Dimension
9The Time Traveler's Wife$291,905-13%2,803-158$104$56,438,5664Warner Bros. / New Line