'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, Oct. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Where the Wild Things Are$8,282,207-33%3,735--$2,217$32,695,1071Warner Bros.
2Law Abiding Citizen$5,062,092-39%2,890--$1,752$21,039,8111Overture
3Couples Retreat$3,791,333-50%3,0099$1,260$62,619,7042Universal
4Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$2,240,638-39%3,03745$738$108,199,8715Sony / Columbia
5The Stepfather (2009)$2,223,690-55%2,734--$813$11,580,8091Sony / Screen Gems
6Zombieland$1,884,189-43%3,171133$594$60,637,2903Sony / Columbia
7Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$861,760-34%1,489-263$579$28,552,5943Disney
9The Invention of Lying$427,197-51%1,624-119$263$15,498,5233Warner Bros.
10Whip It$361,138-46%1,482-256$244$11,363,1363Fox Searchlight