'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. 28 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 28 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$16,523,860-7%4,04218$4,088$222,311,5632Summit
2The Blind Side$15,872,382-2%3,14030$5,055$92,186,7142Warner Bros.
32012$7,027,1621%3,44436$2,040$134,761,3923Sony / Columbia
4Old Dogs$6,682,822-3%3,425--$1,951$20,912,5781Disney
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$6,169,526-5%3,013-565$2,048$101,804,9654Disney
6Ninja Assassin$4,869,558-14%2,503--$1,945$18,386,7481Warner Bros.
7Planet 51$3,950,193-4%3,0350$1,302$26,320,9162Sony / TriStar
8Fantastic Mr. Fox$2,561,345-14%2,0332029$1,260$8,595,0333Fox
9The Men Who Stare at Goats$600,970-5%1,119-937$537$30,252,2824Overture