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 Mon, Dec. 21 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 21 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$16,385,820-34%3,452--$4,747$93,411,3011Fox
2The Princess and the Frog$2,915,921-23%3,47541$839$47,632,2792Disney
3The Blind Side$2,001,418-32%3,40719$587$166,727,7965Warner Bros.
4Did You Hear About the Morgans?$1,085,573-42%2,718--$399$7,702,1441Sony / Columbia
5The Twilight Saga: New Moon$971,582-30%2,642-993$368$275,569,0255Summit
6Disney's A Christmas Carol$881,362-25%1,736-666$508$131,696,2087Disney
7Invictus$746,201-41%2,1250$351$16,624,1572Warner Bros.
8Brothers (2009)$549,047-41%1,714-374$320$22,898,9093Lionsgate
9Old Dogs$487,611-31%1,586-1504$307$44,112,9904Disney
102012$447,336-37%1,394-1444$321$159,476,2226Sony / Columbia