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 Fri, Oct. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael Jackson's This Is It$7,831,333108%3,481--$2,250$19,039,3461Sony / Columbia
2Paranormal Activity$6,003,755267%2,404459$2,497$74,243,6503Paramount
3Law Abiding Citizen$2,412,469161%2,764-126$873$46,490,0533Overture
4Couples Retreat$2,390,228245%3,026-48$790$82,956,9854Universal
5Where the Wild Things Are$1,948,377154%3,645-90$535$58,669,5453Warner Bros.
6Saw VI$1,905,544176%3,0360$628$19,167,4782Lionsgate
7The Stepfather (2009)$1,199,584279%2,346-388$511$22,546,7443Sony / Screen Gems
8Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$990,806200%2,7540$360$8,701,2522Universal
9Astro Boy$975,419238%3,0206$323$8,831,9262Summit
10Amelia$968,380219%1,070250$905$6,274,3502Fox Searchlight