'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 Sat, Nov. 14 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 14 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$24,698,4785%3,404--$7,256$48,140,2401Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$10,437,69787%3,6830$2,834$56,988,4822Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$2,608,27634%2,45310$1,063$21,726,0442Overture
4Michael Jackson's This Is It$2,226,87446%3,037-444$733$65,865,7463Sony / Columbia
5Couples Retreat$1,957,41338%2,509-348$780$101,257,9166Universal
6The Fourth Kind$1,872,7706%2,5303$740$19,489,5652Universal
7Paranormal Activity$1,738,96116%2,712154$641$102,882,6615Paramount
8Law Abiding Citizen$1,668,09433%2,071-403$805$66,316,7855Overture
9The Box$1,356,54418%2,6350$515$12,525,0602Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$1,109,77876%2,090-666$531$72,765,8545Warner Bros.