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 Wed, Nov. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12012$3,642,711-20%3,404--$1,070$78,546,3341Sony / Columbia
2Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,056,159-8%3,6830$287$66,525,3292Disney
3The Men Who Stare at Goats$448,348-14%2,45310$183$24,437,2622Overture
4Michael Jackson's This Is It$357,370-9%3,037-444$118$68,295,3753Sony / Columbia
5Law Abiding Citizen$308,712-9%2,071-403$149$68,139,6315Overture
6The Fourth Kind$278,304-12%2,5303$110$21,361,0672Universal
7Couples Retreat$263,258-4%2,509-348$105$102,837,4326Universal
8Paranormal Activity$239,219-12%2,712154$88$104,456,6135Paramount
9The Box$211,602-10%2,6350$80$13,827,3672Warner Bros.
10Where the Wild Things Are$133,2090%2,090-666$64$73,856,0765Warner Bros.